Kelly Sean W.

Vinson & Elkins (Dallas)
Lawyer (Partner)

Sean Kelly is a lawyer at Vinson & Elkins in Dallas. Sean’s practice focuses on media law and commercial litigation. Sean has experience across a range of business disputes including securities, intellectual property, antitrust, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, contracts, civil RICO, probate, and multi-district litigation, and he has tried numerous jury and bench trials as a visiting prosecutor in a local municipal court. His media law experience includes defending against defamation and privacy claims, opposing subpoenas to journalists and media companies, and seeking access to public records and facilities. Sean has authored and edited several publications for the American Bar Association and the Media Law Resource Center. Prior to attending law school, Sean was a reporter for The Denver Post, where he covered the Columbine High School shootings, the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, and the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. Sean has also represented several nonprofit organizations and indigent clients in various matters and is the pro bono coordinator for V&E’s Dallas office.

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Sean W. Kelly The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rejects the “scope of the patent” test in favor of a quick look rule of reason analysis when reviewing reverse payment settlements between patent holders and potential generic competitors in the pharmaceutical industry (Schering-Plough)


Citing the dire consequences for companies seeking to comply with antitrust law in the wake of a direct circuit split, major pharmaceutical makers are asking the Supreme Court to review a Third Circuit decision that declared settlement payments by brand-name pharmaceutical companies to (...)

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