Clients turn to Sean for strategic advice and practical counseling as they navigate a shifting legal, technology, and political landscape. Sean regularly assists clients of all sizes on a broad array of communications and emerging technology issues before the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other government agencies, with a specific focus on wireless and transportation issues. Sean also has significant experience advising Native American Tribes and tribally-owned telecommunications providers, including on universal service issues, applications in the FCC’s 2.5 GHz Tribal Priority Window, and federal appellate matters.
Sean’s interest in communications law began shortly after graduating from college when he was a Legislative Aide to then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. In that role, Sean worked with industry leaders, state and local governments, institutions of higher education, and non-profits to develop and implement strategies to help close the digital divide in parts of New York State.
Prior to joining the firm in March of 2017, Sean served at the FCC as the Deputy Director of the Commission’s Office of Legislative Affairs. This capped a two-and-a-half year period during which he also served as a Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and as an Attorney Advisor in the Wireline Competition Bureau, where he was part of the team that modernized the E-rate program, the government’s largest educational technology program. Sean began his legal career in the policy and regulatory section of a large international law firm.
Honors and Leadership Positions
- Super Lawyers Rising Star (2020)
Speeches and Presentations
- February 2020: Panelist, National Indian Gaming Association, “The FCC 2.5 GHz Tribal Priority Window”
- December 2019: Presenter, American Indian Policy Institute, “Spectrum Sovereignty Workshop”
- November 2019: Moderator, 5G Automotive Association, “The Road Ahead for C-V2X: The Future of the 5.9 GHz Band”
- October 2019: Panelist, National Congress of American Indians, “Preparing Your Nation for the 2.5 GHz Band Application Window”
- October 2017: Moderator, HetNet Expo, “State Legislation and FCC Reform of Wireless Infrastructure Regulations”