Sean Cox is an attorney in the Atlanta office. He is a native of Georgia. He received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Georgia State and his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. After law school, he clerked for the Georgia Superior Courts Judges of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit. While clerking he learned from some of the best trial lawyers in Georgia. He also had the opportunity to observe, and participate in the judicial decision making process. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and South Carolina.
Sean is a privacy professional certified by The International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is knowledgeable in the both domestic and global data privacy and security regulation. He is well-versed in data incident response, and provides the experience to guide his clients through the regulatory, legal, and business pitfalls of any data incident. Knowing that without proper preparation a data incident is generally not a question of if, but when, his past experience gives him the tools necessary to advise his clients in advance to prepare for the worst.
Sean is an experienced employment litigator knowledgeable and comfortable in both state and federal courts. He is well-versed in an array of issues relevant to management side employment litigation, including Title VII, Sec. 1981, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, NLRB, OSHA, FMLA, and others. He also has extensive experience leveraging that litigation knowledge into advising his clients on best practices in all aspects of their business and human resources.
Sean has experience advising clients on coverage matters, and litigating those matters if necessary. Sean has litigated both declaratory judgment and insurance bad-faith actions in state and federal court. His success has typically been at the summary judgment stage. However, Sean is also experienced in successfully trying coverage and bad-faith matters to a jury.
Sean represents many of the largest transportation companies in the nation. He is a dogged litigator who understands the issues and challenges of the transportation industry and transportation litigation. He has the experience and qualifications to respond to incidents within hours and to successfully try any case to a jury. As a member of Hall Booth Smith’s Rapid Response Team, he is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to respond to incidents throughout the Southeastern United States. Members of the Rapid Response Team can be on the ground quickly and organize expert or investigative assistance to begin preparing a defense when time is most critical.
BBA, Finance, University of Georgia, 2004
J.D., cum laude, Georgia State, 2008
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
South Carolina, 2012
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Georgia Defense Lawyer Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
DRI- Insurance Bad-Faith and Labor and Employment Committees
Spoliation Analysis Following Recent Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, USLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016
Hospitality Upgrade, Spring 2017. "The Pros and Cons of Internal vs. Outsourced Information Technology and Data Privacy Management." Click here to read the full article.
USLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017. "Life Care Planners: Strategies for the Defense." Click here to read the full article.
Hospitality Upgrade, July 2017. "Privacy Implications of Voice-Activated Devices." Click here to read the full article.
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017-2018