As part of Morgan Lewis’s labor and employment practice, Sean P. Lynch defends employers against wage and hour class actions, collective actions, and discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. He has appeared on behalf of clients in US federal and state trial and appellate courts, various arbitration forums, and before administrative agencies. Sean also handles disputes involving breach of contract, wrongful discharge, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breaches of restrictive covenant agreements.
In addition to litigating, Sean counsels clients regarding their employment concerns, including worker classification issues, accommodating employee disabilities and medical leaves, harassment claims, workplace privacy, employee discipline, and individual and group terminations. As part of his counsel, Sean leads internal investigations into harassment and discrimination claims. He also works with clients to draft all forms of employee manuals and policies, and to negotiate employment, noncompetition, and separation agreements.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Sean represented corporate clients and individuals before state and federal courts as an associate at a prominent mid-Atlantic law firm. He has spoken on various topics, including wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and restrictive covenant issues, and currently serves on the Pro Bono Committee of the Princeton, New Jersey, office.
Seton Hall University School of Law, 2002, J.D., Cum Laude
Wake Forest University, 1999, B.A., Cum Laude
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
The New Jersey Law Journal's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment: Winner 2013, Finalist 2014, Winner 2015