Sean’s national litigation practice focuses on business-critical disputes. He acts for corporate clients in complex oil and gas litigation, environmental matters, regulatory investigations, class action defence and product liability actions.
Additionally, Sean has considerable experience representing major resource project proponents, corporate taxpayers, regulated industries and government in constitutional challenges, appeals and judicial review of ministerial and tribunal decisions. These cases often involve stay or injunction applications, the duty to consult Indigenous peoples, and novel legal issues.
Sean regularly appears in courts across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench.
In addition to his corporate and commercial practice, Sean is active in pro bono, public interest advocacy.
When not in court, Sean works with clients proactively to identify and mitigate risks to their business.
Sean clerked at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and has otherwise spent his entire legal career at Osler, joining as a summer student in 2011.