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Sean S. Zabaneh (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Sean S. Zabaneh (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Sean S. Zabaneh

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Sean S. Zabaneh

Serving Philadelphia, PA (view address)

About Sean S. Zabaneh

Sean Zabaneh is a solutions-focused commercial trial attorney. 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 antitrust/distribution, securities/corporate governance, breach of contract, and trade secret litigation, including high-stakes class action litigation. Mr. Zabaneh has substantial courtroom experience having appeared in dozens of state and federal court trials, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, government investigations, and… Read more
Sean Zabaneh

is a solutions-focused commercial trial attorney. 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 antitrust/distribution, securities/corporate governance, breach of contract, and trade secret litigation, including high-stakes class action litigation. Mr. Zabaneh has substantial courtroom experience having appeared in dozens of state and federal court trials, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, government investigations, and mediations.

In addition to managing all aspects of litigation, Mr. Zabaneh frequently advises clients in connection with business transactions designed to avoid or resolve litigation, including the negotiation of complex transactions as solutions to disputes. He collaborates with a team of lawyers in the firm’s reorganization, corporate, healthcare, and employment practice groups to provide clients with comprehensive and efficient service.

Mr. Zabaneh is active in the community and the firm. He has organized the firm’s annual City Year Community Service Project, which provides books and supplies to local schools, and he has received several awards for his commitment to pro bono legal work. He also serves as a mentor for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity .

Mr. Zabaneh is the Vice Chair of the firm's Recruitment and Retention Committee and is an active member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Honors and 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
•Philadelphia Reads

Selected Publications

•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

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Areas of Law

  • Antitrust and Distribution Litigation
  • Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secret Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation

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Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Law School Attended
Washington University School of Law

Class of 2005
J.D.
Associate Editor, Journal of Law and Policy, Scholar in Law Honors

University Attended

Case Western Reserve University
Class of 2001
B.A.
cum laude, University Honors, Presidential Scholar

Birth Information

Born in 1977
November 29, 1977

Associations & Memberships

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
- Litigation Section
- Antitrust Law Section
- Distribution and Franchising Committee
•Philadelphia Bar Association

Representative Cases
Representative Matters: Antitrust and Distribution Litigation: Defending merger of prosthetics manufacturers against alleged violations of the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act in Federal Trade Commission administrative proceeding.
Representing franchise heavy-duty truck dealers alleging illegal price-fixing agreements, illegal coordinated boycotts, and refusal to deal arrangements under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
Defending group of physicians in connection with Federal Trade Commission investigation of potential collective price negotiations, boycotts, and refusals to deal in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.
Representing hospital in connection with Department of Justice investigation involving alleged agreements among physicians in violation of Section 1 of Sherman Act.
Representing medical device manufacturer against alleged violations of exclusivity and right of first refusal provisions in distribution agreements.
Securities Litigation: Obtained federal jury verdict clearing senior fund managers of Securities and Exchange Commission fraud charges arising after $62 billion money market fund broke the buck.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of director and shareholder on breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims arising from down-round financing at startup technology company. Affirmed on appeal.
Represented buyer of international technology company alleging fraud in connection with stock purchase agreement. Obtained settlement client found favorable.
Represented international commercial and investment banks in multibillion-dollar fraud litigation involving allegations that banks assisted officers and directors in defrauding cable company and its shareholders. Obtained settlement client found favorable.
Represented venture capital firm in securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty dispute involving shareholders, lenders, and chief executive officer arising out of a $210 million acquisition of startup environmental technology company. Obtained settlement client found favorable.
Complex Commercial Litigation: Obtained dismissal of all claims with prejudice, including claims for injunctive relief, in favor of dialysis company in case involving alleged violations of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
Obtained injunctive relief in favor of international food products manufacturer seeking to protect its trade secrets by preventing former high-level executive from working for customers.
Obtained complete defense victory and arbitration award in favor of international public casino company in complex contract dispute concerning payments in connection with joint venture.
Defeated attempt to enjoin group of former employees of pharmaceutical company from forming start-up competitor.


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