Cozen O’Connor: Carter, Sean P.

Sean P. Carter

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2105

(215) 665-2013

Recent News:

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

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.

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.

Experience

News

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.

Congress Releases 28 Classified Pages of its 9/11 Inquiry

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.

Obstacles in the 9/11 Suit Against the Saudis

June 05, 2016

Sean Carter discusses some obstacles in the 9/11 case against the kingdom.

Sean Carter Discusses the US Government's Refusal to Release Classified Evidence

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.

Sean Carter Discusses the Passing of Bill Letting Americans Sue Saudi Arabia Over 9/11

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.

The American Lawyer Discusses U.S. Senate Passing Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

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.

Cozen O’Connor’s Sean Carter on 60 Minutes Discussing 9/11 Case

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.

Sean Carter Speaks on Senate Bill that Makes it Easier For 9/11 Victims to Sue Foreign Governments

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.

Sean Carter Discusses the Issue of 9/11 Documents Being Withheld by Government Entities in The News & Observer

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.

Sean Carter Discusses Lawsuit Revealing Secret Saudi Connection to 9/11 in the New York Post

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.

Cozen O’Connor’s Interview with Al Qaeda Operative Renews Focus on Saudi Arabia and 9/11

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.

US Supreme Court Advances Cozen O'Connor's Landmark Sept. 11 Litigation against Saudi Arabia

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.

Appeals Court Revives 9/11 Victims’ Case Against Saudi Arabia

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.

Sean Carter, member in the firm’s Philadelphia office, aids Senate Judiciary Committee Members with regard to new bill concerning Federal Court pleading standards

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

Cozen O’Connor Member Sean Carter Named 2008 Lawyer On The Fast Track

September 02, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Member Sean Carter Named 2008 Lawyer On The Fast Track

Cozen O’Connor Member Sean P. Carter Speaks At Third Circuit Judicial Conference

May 21, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Member Sean P. Carter Speaks At Third Circuit Judicial Conference

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2015 National Property Insurance Seminar

April 23, 2015 - New York, NY

Industry Sectors

Education

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

Awards & Honors

SUPER LAWYERS: “RISING STARS” - 2006
22 Pennsylvania; 4 Washington; 1 New Jersey

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