Law360 Interviews Sean O’Donnell for “Trial Pros” Series

Sean O’Donnell, a partner and trial lawyer in Akin Gump’s litigation practice, has been featured in a Q&A column with Law360 as part of its “Trial Pros” series. Among the topics he covered:

  • The most interesting trial he has worked on and why: “One particularly interesting trial I worked on was 330 Acquisition Co. v. Regency Savings Bank. We represented the plaintiff and the trial was on damages for tortious interference with a contract. The case highlighted a common key to succeeding in “complex commercial litigation trials” — developing themes and keeping things simple.”
  • The most unexpected or amusing thing he has experienced while working on a trial: “Using the videotape from the deposition of an arrogant witness and watching it bury him in the courtroom during his cross-examination.”
  • His trial prep routine: “Spending an extraordinary amount of time familiarizing myself with the relevant documents and deposition testimony, learning about the inner workings of an industry or company, and working intimately with our expert and fact witnesses to learn the ins and outs of the case.”

To read the full Q&A with all of O’Donnell’s responses, please click here.