Sean Gallagher > Bartlit Beck LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bartlit Beck LLP
United States


Sean Gallagher is an accomplished trial lawyer with experience across a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters. The majority of Sean’s representations have been for major U.S. and international companies in cases involving intellectual property (including patent infringement and Lanham Act claims), trade secret misappropriation, product liability, accountant liability, toxic tort, and breach of contract. Sean has also worked on a variety of other matters ranging from Gore v. Bush, where Sean was part of the Bartlit Beck team that represented President Bush at the trial court level, to Newsome v. McCabe, where Sean helped obtain compensation for a man wrongfully convicted of murder.

Sean joined the firm in 1996 directly from a clerkship for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States, before which he served as law clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law: Taught “High-Tech Trial Techniques” class on the use of technology in the practice of law at trial and in preparation for trial


University of Michigan Law School, 1994, J.D., magna cum laude

Articles Editor, Michigan Law Review

University of Michigan, 1990, B.A., with Highest Distinction

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United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

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Sean GallagherBartlit Beck LLP

Bartlit Beck LLP in Chicago has a well-reputed disputes team that offers support in breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation/libel, acquisition-related issues, unfair trade practices, environmental issues, insurance coverage, environmental liability, consumer litigation, and class actions. Noted practitioners are Sean Gallagher, Brian Prestes and Jason Peltz.