Sean C. McGuire

Sean C. McGuire



Sean McGuire litigates complex securities class actions as an associate in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office.

Before joining the Firm, Sean served for two years as a federal public defender in San Diego, fighting to protect his clients’ rights in cases ranging from unauthorized entry to smuggling. He tried several cases before both juries and judges, wrote the appellant’s opening brief in an appeal before the Ninth Circuit, and earned a not guilty verdict and many dismissals. Prior to becoming a public defender, Sean clerked for Magistrate Judge Diana Song Quiroga in the Southern District of Texas.

Sean earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School, where he was an editor of the Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy.

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Stanford Law School, J.D., 2017

  • Editor, Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy
  • Highest Pro Bono Distinction

University of Southern California, B.A., 2014, summa cum laude


  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California



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