Sean Zabaneh is a solutions-focused commercial trial attorney and appellate advocate. Mr. Zabaneh represents a diverse group of clients, including public and private companies, financial institutions, venture capitalists, and private equity funds. He is a member of the Commercial, Securities, and Antitrust Litigation Section of the firm's Trial Practice Group.
Mr. Zabaneh represents clients in securities/corporate governance, antitrust/distribution, breach of contract, and trade secret litigation, including high-stakes class action litigation. He has appeared in dozens of state and federal courts, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and government investigations. In addition, Mr. Zabaneh routinely advises clients in connection with business transactions designed to avoid or resolve litigation, including the negotiation and drafting of complex distribution, franchise, real estate, and stock purchase agreements.
Mr. Zabaneh also has substantial court experience with matters involving requests for emergency and permanent injunctive relief. Representing clients in a wide variety of industries, he has secured injunctions for companies seeking to enforce contracts, protect trade secrets, and maintain their sales forces. He has also defeated attempts to enjoin his clients from entering into significant commercial transactions.
Mr. Zabaneh is active in the community and the firm. He organizes the firm's annual City Year Community Service Project, which provides books and supplies to local schools. He has also received several awards for his commitment to pro bono legal work.
Mr. Zabaneh is an active member of the firm's Recruitment and Retention Committee and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Honors & Awards
•Listed in People on the Move, Philadelphia Business Journal
•Listed as a Rising Star in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers publication
•Pro Bono Roll of Honor, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Civic and Charitable Activities
•City Year Community Service Project
•Co-author, Indirect Purchaser Lawsuits: A State-by-State Survey, American Bar Association, 2010
•Contributing Editor, Two Years after Reeder-Simco: Is the Robinson-Patman Act Alive and Well?, presented at ABA Section of Antitrust Law Annual Spring Meeting, March 2008
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Instructor and Speaker, Deposition Boot Camp: The Art of Taking, Defending and Preparing for Depositions, presented at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, January 5-8, 2015
•Moderator and Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion: A Look at Our Progress, hosted by Duane Morris LLP Philadelphia Inclusion Committee, November 2013
•Speaker and Co-author, Attorney-Client Privilege - New Developments and Some Difficult Issues, Association of Corporate Counsel Delaware Valley Chapter, April 23, 2013
•Speaker and Co-author, Attorney-Client Privilege - The Basics and Some Difficult Litigation Issues, Duane Morris LLP In-House CLE Program, February 2013