Sean Sandoloski

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Sean Sandoloski is a member of BakerHostetler’s Appellate and Major Motions Team. Sean has represented clients at every level of the federal judiciary, as well as in multiple federal agencies and state courts. He has extensive experience in constitutional, administrative, and antitrust law and litigation.

Sean has developed and implemented litigation, administrative, legislative, and communications strategies for clients—presenting holistic solutions for complex problems. He regularly works across groups and offices to tackle high-stakes, fast-moving issues, and advise clients on strategic and regulatory matters. Throughout his career, Sean has worked to cultivate and foster relationships at all levels from the highest offices in government to corporate executives to benefit his clients.

Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Sean served as Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to the President in the Office of White House Counsel, where his primary responsibilities included the selection and confirmation of judicial nominees. There, Sean worked closely with the Department of Justice, a number of federal agencies, and various congressional committees. He also previously served in the Appellate Section of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, representing the United States in the courts of appeals and advising Division leadership on complex issues of federal law. Additionally, he clerked for Judge Steven M. Colloton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Select Experience

  • Developed and executed litigation strategy challenging anticompetitive conduct by several major telecommunications companies in their negotiations with content providers.
  • Represented the United States in petitions for review of independent agencies’ actions under the Hobbs Act (including petitions against the Federal Communications Commission, Surface Transportation Board, and Federal Maritime Commission).
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Experience

  • Developed and executed litigation strategy challenging anticompetitive conduct by several major telecommunications companies in their negotiations with content providers.
  • Represented the United States in petitions for review of independent agencies’ actions under the Hobbs Act (including petitions against the Federal Communications Commission, Surface Transportation Board, and Federal Maritime Commission).
  • Represented the Town of Greece, New York in the Supreme Court defending its practices under the First Amendment.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • The White House: Associate Counsel to the President (2018 to 2021)
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    • Office of Legal Policy: Senior Counsel (2017 to 2018)
    • Antitrust Division, Appellate Section: Trial Attorney (2016 to 2017)
  • The Honorable Steven M. Colloton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit: Law Clerk (2011 to 2012)

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2011; Yale Law Journal, Executive Editor
  • B.A., Stanford University, 2008, with distinction and honors