Sean B. Kennedy
Sean joined Ropes & Gray's litigation department in 2018. Sean focuses his practice on government and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and complex civil litigation.
Sean maintains a robust pro bono practice focusing on criminal defense and related cases, including Criminal Justice Act and death row representations.
During law school, Sean was a member of the European Law Moot Court Team and served as co-chair of the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition. He also served as an articles editor for the Boston College Law Review. Sean interned for the Honorable Mary T. Sullivan of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
- Represents pharmaceutical manufacturer in multidistrict state and federal litigation and government investigations concerning its pharmaceutical products.
- Conducts investigations relating to Department of Justice proceedings.
- Assists Criminal Justice Act-appointed counsel in representation of criminal defendant in federal court.
- Represented Alabama death row inmate Christopher Lee Price in his expedited Eighth Amendment challenge to Alabama’s lethal injection protocol.
- JD, magna cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2018; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Boston College Law Review; Co-Chair, Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competititon; Regional Finalist, European Law Moot Court Competition
- BA (Political Science and History), summa cum laude and with Renée Crown University Honors, Syracuse University, 2015
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2019