Overview


Sean M. Koller represents clients involved in complex business litigation, including healthcare disputes, bankruptcy and adversary proceedings, derivative suits, employment disputes, and contractual claims. Sean represents clients in litigation pending in federal and state courts throughout the country, and has handled matters before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and other alternative dispute resolution tribunals.

Sean also defends individuals and corporations against governmental investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, State Attorneys General, and other state and federal government agencies.  He has experience conducting internal investigations of public corporations and non-profit organizations.

Results


  • Served as trial counsel for the defendant, the leading maker of office headsets, in an antitrust action between direct competitors; McDermott was brought in to try the case shortly before trial and, despite an adverse inference instruction on spoliation that was ordered prior to the Firm’s involvement, the jury returned a complete defense verdict (District of Delaware).
  • Defended a broad spectrum of organizations, including healthcare providers and systems, accounting firms, and publicly traded companies, in connection with government investigations and related litigation.
  • Represented the officers and directors of nationally recognized utility in derivative and class action litigation arising from large-scale wildfires.
  • Conducted a pro bono internal investigation of misappropriation by an employee of a nonprofit agency.
  • Represented, on a pro bono basis, an individual in a post-conviction petition claiming actual innocence of the defendant based on new evidence.

Credentials


Education
University of Notre Dame, BA, History, magna cum laude, 2013
University of Chicago Law School, JD, 2016

Admissions
Illinois

Sean M. Koller

Insights & Events / Media

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education / May 2020

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education / May 2020

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