Sean Masson is an associate in the firm's New York office. Mr. Masson's practice focuses on securities class action, shareholder derivative, and other complex commercial litigation. Super Lawyers has named Mr. Masson a Rising Star in 2015 and 2016 for his work as a securities class action litigator.
Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Masson served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. While there, Mr. Masson successfully argued over 40 appeals in state and federal courts and gained extensive experience with large-scale government and regulatory investigations. Notable cases include: People v. McKelvey (upheld 75-year sentence for serial rapist preying on homeless women); People v. Doyle (affirming conviction for notorious fine art thief); and People v. Wong (affirming conviction of driving school instructor involved in hit and run of a child).
Mr. Masson graduated from Queens College (summa cum laude) and Hofstra University School of Law (cum laude). During law school, Mr. Masson served as the Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Hofstra Law Review and won various awards during Moot Court competitions.
Mr. Masson's publications include:
The Presidential Right of Publicity, 2010 Boston College Intellectual Property & Technology Forum 012001.
Note, Cracking Open the Golden Door: Revisiting U.S. Asylum Law's Response To China's One-Child Policy, 37 Hofstra Law Review 1135 (2009).