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.
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.
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.
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.
July 15, 2016
On July 15, Congress released 28 classified pages from its 2002 inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks. Cozen O'Connor is spearheading ground breaking litigation against Saudi Arabia, and others, for the events of 9/11.
June 05, 2016
Sean Carter discusses some obstacles in the 9/11 case against the kingdom.
May 20, 2016
Sean Carter, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation & Recovery department, discusses the U.S. government’s refusal to release the “28 pages” concerning classified evidence of possible Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks in Philly.com.
May 19, 2016
Sean Carter discusses the recent passing of the Senate bill that expands the ability of U.S. citizens to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
May 17, 2016
Sean Carter, a member of Cozen O’Connor, anticipates the bill will pass the house and the president won’t veto a “veto-proof bill.” Once the law is passed, Sean will seek summary remand from the district court.
April 10, 2016
Cozen O'Connor attorney, Sean Carter, appeared in CBS's weekly news magazine, 60 Minutes in its segment on the "28 pages" concerning classified evidence of possible Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks.
September 24, 2015
Sean Carter discusses the Senate bill aimed largely at the government of Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf terrorism funders, which makes it easier for victims, family members and insurance companies to sue terror attack affiliated entities.
September 11, 2015
Sean Carter evaluates the issue of government entities covering up crucial 9/11 documents to the general public including victim's families 14 years after the attack in The News & Observer.
August 12, 2015
Sean Carter discusses leads tying Saudi officials to some of the Saudi hijackers of 9/11 explaining investigators felt they documented a direct link between the Saudi government and the 9/11 terror plot.
February 09, 2015
Cozen O’Connor attorneys recently interviewed imprisoned former Al Qaeda operative, Zacarias Moussaoui, after Moussaoui wrote to the presiding judge requesting the opportunity to testify in the 9/11 lawsuit against Saudi Arabia. In his sworn statement to Cozen O'Connor attorneys at the “Supermax” prison in Colorado, Moussaoui testified that prominent members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family were donors to bin Laden’s terrorist organization in the late 1990s. His testimony has sparked renewed interest in the evidence Cozen O’Connor has developed in support of the claims against the desert Kingdom.
July 02, 2014
Sean Carter discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that gives the go-ahead to a lawsuit by victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the government of Saudi Arabia, alleging it indirectly financed al-Qaeda in the years before the hijackings.
December 23, 2013
As reported by various news outlets including the Chicago Tribune, a U.S. Appeals Court revived the case of the families of victims of 9/11 against Saudi Arabia, reversing a lower court’s ruling that dismissed the claims in 2005. The decision in the 2nd Circuit follows a 2011 decision that allowed similar claims to proceed against Afghanistan.
January 05, 2011
Sean Carter, member in the firm’s Philadelphia office, aids Senate Judiciary Committee Members with regard to new bill concerning Federal Court pleading standards
September 02, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Sean Carter Named 2008 Lawyer On The Fast Track
May 21, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Sean P. Carter Speaks At Third Circuit Judicial Conference
Events & Seminars
January 28, 2016 - Tampa, FL
April 23, 2015 - New York, NY
July 30, 2008 - Gladwyne, PA