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Sean T. McLaughlin

Sean McLaughlin is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller.  He joined the firm in 2008 and practices in the admiralty and maritime, energy, construction, and commercial litigation groups.

Sean is listed as a Rising Star in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2015-2016.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of marine and energy companies in personal injury and contractual matters
  • Representation of claimants to the United States Coast Guard Oil Spill Liability Fund
  • Representation of contractors and governmental entities in matters involving statutory immunities
  • Representation of professional athletes in securities and other claims regarding investment advice and activities
  • Representation of contractors in public bid law disputes and Miller Act claims
  • Representation of employers in matters regarding the scope and extent of their liability for the unauthorized actions of their employees
  • Representation of oil companies in matters regarding the scope and extent of their obligations under leases and operating agreements
  • Representation of vessel owners in title disputes

Education

Sean earned his B.A. in Sociology from Louisiana State University in 2005.  He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2008 from the LSU Law Center where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Louisiana Law Review. During law school, Sean clerked for the Louisiana Department of Justice and the Legislative Bureau of the Louisiana Senate.  In addition, Sean also interned with the Honorable Judge James J. Brady of the United States Middle District Court. 

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2008; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2008; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2008

Memberships

  • New Orleans, Louisiana State and Federal Bar Associations

Articles, Publications and Presentations:

Community Service

  • Member, Race Judicata Planning Committee
  • Mentor, College Admission Project

Reported Cases

  • Offshore Specialty Fabricators, LLC v. Dumas Intern., Inc., --F.Supp.2d--, 2013 WL 6002831 (E.D. La. Nov. 12, 2013) (bench trial)
  • Republic Contractors, Inc. v. Libbey Glass Inc., 11-CV-279 (W.D. La. Feb 14, 2012) (bench trial)
  • Roland Gunner v. Oceaneering International, Inc., No. 120466, 16th Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Mary, State of Louisiana (Dec. 12, 2011) (bench trial)
  • Bennett v. Doe, et al, 2012 WL 4322668 (E.D. La. Sept. 20, 2012).
  • Cedar Ridge, LLC v. Landmark American Ins. Co., 2014 WL 295068 (E. D. La. Jan. 27, 2014)
  • Cooper v. International Offshore Services, LLC, 2009 WL 5175216 (E.D. La. Dec. 17, 2009), aff'd, 390 Fed. Appx. 347, 2010 A.M.C. 2682 (5th Cir. 2010).
  • Hughes v. Pogo Producing Co., 2009 WL 667186 (W.D. La. March 11, 2009).
  • Kelly v. Porter, Inc., 687 F. Supp. 2d 632 (E.D. La. Jan. 22, 2010).
  • New Orleans Iron Works, Inc. v. Board of Com'rs of Orleans Levee Dist., 2010 WL 1855867 (E.D. La. May 6, 2010) aff'd, New Orleans Iron Works, Inc. v. Orleans Levee Dist., 2011 WL 2206692 (5th Cir. 2011).
  • Raynes v. McMoran Exploration Co., 2011 WL 218955 (E.D. La. June 3, 2011).
  • SPSL OPOBO Liberia, Inc. v. Maritime Worldwide Services, Inc., 2010 WL 3720721 (E.D. La. Sept. 15, 2010), aff'd, SPSL OPOBO Liberia, Inc. v. Marine Worldwide Services, Inc., 2011 WL 6217786 (5th Cir. 2011).
  • SPSL OPOBO Liberia, Inc. v. Maritime Worldwide Services, Inc., Rec. Doc. No. 234, Civil Action No. 07-3355, Eastern District of Louisiana (Dec. 17, 2010), aff'd, SPSL OPOBO Liberia, Inc. v. Marine Worldwide Services, Inc., 2011 WL 4509646 (5th Cir. 2011).
  • Tectrans, Inc. v. New Orleans Aviation Bd., 695 F. Supp. 2d 313 (E.D. La. Feb. 17, 2010), aff'd, No. 10-30247, slip decision (5th Cir. 2010), and 2011 WL 643309 (E.D. La. Feb. 10, 2011).
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