Sean C. McPhee, Phillips Lytle Partner

Sean C. McPhee

Partner
Buffalo, New York City
(716) 504-5749
(212) 759-4888 ext. 5749
smcphee@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. McPhee focuses on civil litigation, primarily in the area of commercial litigation. His practice includes litigating business and real estate disputes, lender liability, business torts, class actions and products liability. He also has significant experience with judgment enforcement proceedings in both federal and state courts. Between 2011 and 2012, Mr. McPhee was a secondee in the General Counsel’s Office of HSBC Bank USA, N.A. where he directly handled or managed numerous litigations across the country. He was also involved in regulatory compliance matters and government investigations.

Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2013-2017
  • 40 Under Forty Award, Business First of Buffalo, 2011

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management, M.B.A., 2005
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 2000

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Admission to the Bar Committee, Former Chair
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association

Representative Cases

Present Activities

  • Co-Author of “Western District Case Notes,” Column in the Bar Association of Erie County’s Monthly Publication, Bulletin

Past Activities

  • Canisius High School Alumni Association, Former Vice President, Board of Governors
  • Medaille College, Adjunct Professor of Business Law
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management, Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Phillips Lytle LLP United Way Campaign, Coordinator
  • Hospice Buffalo, Summer Affair Planning Committee, Member
  • The Buffalo Club, Admissions Committee