Sean is an Associate at Polsinelli PC, where his practice focuses on the intersection of litigation and transactional matters involving tech and the environment. On the litigation side, Sean assists clients through all stages of business disputes and methods of dispute resolution, including litigation, mediation, and arbitration. Sean has defended industry clients in state and federal courts on matters relating to land use rights, chemical exposure, and IP-related disputes, among others.
On the transactional side, Sean assists industry clients in working with regulatory agencies to minimize risk on the front-end of corporate transactions, real estate deals, licensing, and infrastructure projects. His work with regulatory agencies includes avoidance and minimization of environmental and safety enforcement actions and creatively resolving disputes between clients and regulatory agencies, primarily concerning the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, TSCA, RCRA, CERCLA, FIFRA, OSHA, and the Endangered Species and Migratory Bird Treaty Acts.
Before joining Polsinelli, Sean graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He received the Dean’s Leadership Award for his work in promoting gender diversity on campus. He was a board member of the university’s Sexual Assault Investigation Board and was on the Honor Board for the law school. Sean also assisted low-income taxpayers and environmental protection groups as a part of the part of Washington University’s clinic programs.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Sean M. Pluta