Senior U.S. Associate, Washington D.C.
Sean Solomon is a senior associate in Linklaters’ Dispute Resolution group. Sean focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, cross-border regulatory compliance and complex commercial litigation. Sean regularly advises clients on a broad array of issues, including U.S. economic sanctions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, anti-money laundering laws, and in commercial disputes. Sean also frequently advises clients on developing and implementing corporate compliance programs and in conducting pre-acquisition due diligence.
Sean has a solutions-driven approach, and has experience advising multinational clients across a wide range of industries, including financial sponsors, financial services, energy, mining, life sciences and healthcare. Recent highlights of this experience include:
Sean has experience advising multinational clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, energy, mining, life sciences, and healthcare. Recent highlights of this experience include:
- routinely counselling industry-leading U.S. and non-U.S. corporates, financial institutions and global accounting firms regarding compliance with evolving U.S. economic sanctions regulations and mitigating associated risk
- advising a leading U.S. private equity firm in relation to pre-acquisition U.S. economic sanctions violations and self-disclosure to OFAC by a target company
- representing a subject in U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation
- advising a state-owned central bank as lead U.S. counsel in a worldwide embezzlement, fraud and money laundering investigation
- defending a global publicly-traded company in a DOJ FCPA and multijurisdictional bribery investigation
- conducting multiple internal investigations on behalf of a leading industrial supplier regarding the FCA, compliance with Medicare and Medicaid regulations, and implementing appropriate internal policies and controls
- conducting an internal investigation for a major industrial and engineering firm regarding compliance with U.S. Customs and import laws
- counseling a Fortune 50 company on possible FCPA and AML exposure relating to an agent’s conduct, and revising corporate policies to improve the compliance function
- assisting a major foodservice and retail technologies company on compliance with international sanctions regimes, implementing sanctions and anti-corruption compliance policies, and directing pre-acquisition corruption and sanctions due diligence
- representing senior corporate executives in numerous DOJ FCPA and AML investigations
Sean is committed to pro bono work and was recently recognized by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice for his contribution to a pro bono project on international disclosure obligations for visa applicants. Sean has also recently represented a minor seeking asylum in the United States after fleeing violence in a Central American country, and he has assisted the American Jewish Committee in drafting and filing an amicus brief before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on behalf of the International Refugee Assistance Project.
Prior to joining Linklaters, Sean spent two years clerking for the Hon. Pamela Reeves on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Career to date:
- 2016 to date: Associate, Linklaters, Washington, D.C.
- 2014 – 2016: Law Clerk, The Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
- 2012 – 2014: Associate, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Birmingham, Alabama
Sean studied economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia.
- 2012: University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
- 2009: Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., High Honors
- "Leading by example", IFLR, February 26, 2019
- "Corporate Compliance Programs Take Center Stage in 2019 with New Guidance from the DOJ and OFAC", The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, September 25, 2019