Sean P. Carter


Sean P. Carter concentrates his practice in commercial and mass tort litigation, with a particular focus on cases involving claims under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and Anti-Terrorism Act.

Sean received his B.B.A from the College of William and Mary in 1993 and earned his law degree at Villanova University in 1996, where he was a member of the law review.



Coronavirus: a US state looks to sue China, but will it have its day in court?

May 01, 2020

Sean Carter was quoted in the South China Morning Post discussing how he sees a way for a coronavirus suit to proceed against China.

Second Circuit Revives Claims Against Saudi Bank Accused of Aiding 9/11 Attacks

October 15, 2019

Sean Carter discusses a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit directing a lower court to conduct discovery on whether it has jurisdiction to hear the claims in a civil lawsuit accusing Saudi Arabian Al Rajhi Bank of aiding al-Qaida in carrying out the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Justice Dept. Offers 9/11 Families New Detail About Investigation of Suspected Saudi Accomplices

September 12, 2019

Sean Carter was quoted in an article discussing The Justice Department's decision to provide new information to the families of those killed on 9/11 who are suing the government of Saudi Arabia over possible complicity in the terrorist attacks — but only under a protective order meant to keep the information from becoming public.

Judge Rejects Saudi Arabia's Attempt to Toss 9/11 Lawsuits

March 29, 2018

Sean Carter was quoted in an article discussing a judge's decision to reject Saudi Arabia's motion to end a New York lawsuit seeking to hold it responsible in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2015 National Property Insurance Seminar

April 23, 2015 - New York, NY

Industry Sectors


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • College of William and Mary, B.B.A., 1993

Awards & Honors

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  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court