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Sean B. Kennedy


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Sean is a litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and enforcement defense matters for clients in the life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and many other industries. He represents clients in litigation before state and federal courts, including class actions and multidistrict litigation, as well as internal investigations and government enforcement proceedings. Sean has experience with dispositive pleadings, depositions, expert witnesses, and settlement negotiations.

Prior to joining Mintz, Sean was an associate in the Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group at a global law firm. In that role, he worked on commercial litigation, government enforcement proceedings, and internal investigations and defended a pharmaceutical manufacturer in courts across the United States, including a multidistrict litigation.

In addition to his practice, Sean has extensive experience representing death row inmates and serves as a guest lecturer for Boston College Law School’s death penalty litigation seminar. 

While attending law school, Sean served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Mary Thomas Sullivan, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and a legal intern in the Appeals Division of the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. In law school, Sean was an articles editor for the Boston College Law Review and co-chairperson of the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition.


  • Boston College (JD, magna cum laude)
  • Syracuse University (BA, summa cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • Regional Finalist, European Law Moot Court Competition 
  • Order of the Coif