Sean’s practice focuses on issues affecting new and developing companies, including formation, early-stage financing, technology licensing, and privacy. An engineer by training, Sean views the law as a tool to protect and promote growth and innovation.
Sean received his B.S. in Biosynthetic Engineering from Stanford University with Honors. He earned his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law, where he received the Wallace H. and Sue Vick McCown Scholarship. He served as an editor of the Duke Law & Technology Review and the Duke Forum for Law and Social Change. While at Duke, Sean worked as a Student Fellow at the Duke Angel Network and as an extern to the Honorable Paul M. Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Prior to attending law school, Sean worked for various organizations to address science policy issues, including the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, the J. Craig Venture Institute, and Duke University’s Science & Society initiative. Additionally, he has worked in both bioengineering and genetics “wet-labs” and once reprogrammed E. Coli bacteria to produce raspberry scents.