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Sean R. Coutain

Sean R. Coutain

Snapchat, Inc.
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
Venice, CA, USA


Sean Coutain is Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Snap Inc., the maker of the Snapchat app and Spectacles camera glasses. His role encompasses development and enforcement of policies and processes, training, internal investigations, risk assessments, and compliance related due diligence of counterparties and acquisition targets.

Prior to his in-house roles, Mr. Coutain spent two years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender at the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii and eight years in the white-collar and internal investigation practices of the Proskauer Rose and Skadden Arps law firms. He is an experienced trial attorney, having served as first-chair trial counsel in several criminal jury trials. He earned a B.A. from McGill University in Montreal Canada and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the bars of California, Colorado and Hawaii and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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