Sean P. Wajert is a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, and the Managing Partner of Shook’s Philadelphia office.  He concentrates his complex litigation practice on the defense of companies from a variety of industries, including the animal health, chemical, consumer product, drug and medical device industries.  His practice focuses on the defense of mass torts, class actions, toxic tort and product liability litigation, a well as commercial litigation. Sean frequently counsels clients on ways to assess and mitigate potential litigation risks.  For a decade he served as Chair of the Products Liability Group of his prior AmLaw 100 firm.  Sean also taught complex litigation issues for ten years as a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, as well as “The Class Action and Mass Torts Answer Book” (PLI).

Practice Areas
  • Class Actions and Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Defense
  • Global Product Liability Defense
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Defense

Professional Associations
  • Member DRI; Past Chair of the Mass Torts & Class Actions subcommittee of DRI.
  • Member PDI
  • Member American Law Institute
  • Member IADC
  • Fellow American Bar Foundation
  • Member American Bar Association
  • Member Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member PADC

  • Harvard University, B.A. magna cum laude, 1981
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. cum laude, 1984
  • Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Arlin Adams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1984-85

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania

Awards And Recognitions
  • Chambers USA – Ranked in Products Liability “Nationwide”
  • The Best Lawyers In America – Mass Tort Litigation
  • The Best Lawyers In America – Product Liability Litigation
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in American Law