Sean Shecter


Sean P. Shecter is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Lewis Brisbois, co-chair of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice, chair of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Practice, a member of the firm’s AI committee, and a former federal prosecutor. 

He is a trial lawyer, focused on the representation of companies and individuals in connection with the defense of regulatory, white-collar criminal and complex civil litigation matters. He has extensive experience conducting internal investigations, including overseas. Overall, Sean is proficient in advising clients on emerging AI regulations and compliance issues, healthcare fraud and abuse matters, including those involving violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, OFAC regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering laws, federal and/or state banking laws, U.S. tax and securities laws, privacy laws (GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA), and regulations concerning cryptocurrencies.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Sean was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Florida, the second most populous district in the United States, from March 2016 until October 2020. While at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Sean tried nine jury trials, six as first chair, and conducted investigations into a wide array of federal crimes, including procurement, mail and wire fraud, domestic and international drug trafficking, and money laundering. He also conducted numerous parallel investigations, including with the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Division involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act and the U.S. Commodities Future and Trading Commission regarding fraudulent transactions occurring on the foreign exchange market.

Prior to working as a federal prosecutor, Sean practiced at two prominent law firms in New York City, where he handled white collar crime and general litigation matters, including high stakes investigations for prominent multinational corporations and financial institutions.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Government Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • National Trial Practice
  • Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practice
  • Ukraine Conflict Response
  • Supply Chain Due Diligence
  • SEC Enforcement & Litigation
  • Securities Class Action Defense Practice
  • Bank Default Response Team
  • Artificial Intelligence Task Force



New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida


  • American University Washington College of Law’s Environmental and Energy Law Alumni Advisory Council
  • Member, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Corporate Council, 2021

Professional Presentations

  • “AI Task Force: The Promise and Perils of AI,” webinar presented to approximately 350 attendees, including firm clients, February 29, 2024. 
  • Panelist “AI Usage & Risks: Advancing useful AIs while minimizing risks” OPEN AIS Symposium, December 2023
  • "Data loss prevention in the age of AI," Polymer webinar, November 15, 2023


American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2008

George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs, summa cum laude,  2005

  • Phi Beta Kappa


Episode 1: The “Skate” Toward AI Advancement and Regulation

The BIPA Radar: A Lewis Brisbois Podcast