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Sean C. Griffin Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1993
  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • Maryland, 1993

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1993

Harvard College, B.A., cum laude, 1990


IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Sean C. Griffin litigates complicated contract disputes, many of which involve allegations of fraud. He represents various organizations—including government contractors, transportation companies, and law firms—in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and around the country. Additionally, as an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), he helps clients establish and maintain data security, respond to data breaches, and litigate privacy cases. Applying his unique experience as a former Department of Justice trial attorney, Sean litigates government contract claims, defends False Claims Act litigation, and responds to state and federal subpoenas.

After graduating from Columbia University School of Law, Sean clerked for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. After his clerkship, he worked as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, where he handled commercial litigation trials and appeals as well as government contract and construction litigation. Sean serves as Editor of Dykema’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Blog, The Firewall, and is frequently called on to speak and publish on legal issues in the privacy arena.

Blog Posts

Memberships & Involvement

Insurance Coverage Law Center Editorial Advisory Board, Member

National Bar Association, Member

DRI, Member

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Board of Directors; Senior Director; Chair of the Data Breach, Privacy, and Cyber Insurance Section; Commercial Litigation Section

Community/Civic Activities

Columbia Law School Association of Washington, D.C., Secretary/Treasurer

People's Community Baptist Church, Member