Sean C. McGuire



Sean McGuire is an associate in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office, where his practice focuses on complex securities class actions.

Before joining the Firm, Sean served as a Trial Lawyer at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., where he represented indigent clients charged with federal crimes before the Southern District of California and the Ninth Circuit. While a public defender, he handled jury and bench trials on matters including drug smuggling and border-related offenses and secured one of the first not-guilty verdicts in the Southern District for a migrant charged with misdemeanor illegal entry.

Sean earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California with double majors in international relations and economics. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with Highest Pro Bono Distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was an editor of the Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Diana Song Quiroga, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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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 Central and Southern Districts of California



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