Sean Paisan

Of Counsel || Orange County

Sean Paisan maintains a broad employment practice, including data privacy, trade secrets, and workplace safety and health. His has extensive litigation experience working for both the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office before moving into private practice. He has first chaired numerous trials in federal and state court, administrative law trials, and binding arbitrations. Sean has represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to governmental entities to small businesses. In addition to general employment matters, one of his specialties is assisting employers with workplace crises involving workplace safety, data breaches, or other news-worthy events. Typically, Sean is the first person his clients contact when such an event occurs, often times after regular business hours. Once engaged, he ensures that a proper investigation is conducted, that the investigation remains privileged, and helps manage potential criminal and civil exposure to the company. Drawing on his years of experience in civil, criminal, commercial, and construction law, Sean’s unique skillset allows him to anticipate and proactively manage issues, rather than simply reacting to requests and inquiries by investigating agencies such as law enforcement, OSHA, Cal/OSHA, Bureau of Investigations (BOI), FAA, NTSB, as well as opposing counsel in litigation matters. Additionally, Sean assists employers with Unfair Competition, False Advertising, Trade Secret matters, and Whistleblower matters, and has successfully tried cases in the federal court involving the Lanham Act, Defend Trade Secret Act, and AIR21. In addition to his litigation experience, Sean is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and assists employers with Data Privacy issues, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Paisan earned his degree in Accounting from USC’s Marshall School of Business and worked in the construction industry, helping construct Disney’s California Adventure.

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