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Sean C. Sheely

Sean C. Sheely

Holland & Knight LLP
Equity Partner
New York, NY, USA

Sean C. Sheely is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Holland & Knight's New York office. Mr. Sheely focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Mr. Sheely represents clients in high-stakes international and domestic arbitrations under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), American Arbitration Association (AAA) and ad hoc rules.

Mr. Sheely represents public companies, not-for-profit organizations and individuals in regulatory investigations conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, New York State Attorney General's Office, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Department of Health, New York City Department of Investigation and other federal and state agencies. Mr. Sheely has particular experience guiding nonprofit organizations in highly publicized investigations conducted by the Charities Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office. He also conducts internal investigations for companies confronting allegations of misconduct and financial fraud.

Mr. Sheely has successfully litigated intellectual property matters involving patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. He handles antitrust and securities matters, as well as professional malpractice and insurance and reinsurance cases.

As lead trial counsel, Mr. Sheely has obtained favorable verdicts for clients after jury and bench trials in both state and federal court. He has appeared in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States.


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