Sean Hayes is an Experienced Leader with Common Sense Solutions.

Updated: Mar 8

Sean Hayes' Profile Sean is a 48-year old Irish-Italian first-generation American. Sean's father immigrated from Ireland and his maternal grandfather learned English via the public school system. Sean is rated a Top 100 lawyer; one of the Top International Lawyers in the world; and he was, recently, head of a team of lawyers that was rated the top Dispute Resolution Law Firm for disputes in Asia. Sean, also, taught law, ran an international law firm, was a Dean of a United Nation's University and led the foreign branch of a multi-national company.

Sean believes New York needs more balance and pragmatic leaders with business and real world experience.


  • Managing Partner, International Law Firm

  • Associate Professor, Kookmin University College of Law/Santa Clara University.

  • Adj. Professor, Seoul National University, Graduate School of Public Administration.

  • Dean/Professor, International Affairs, UPeace, UN-Delegated University.

  • Columnist & Ombudsman, Korea Times.

  • Constitutional Court of Korea, Research Officer.

  • Quoted, Profiled and Interviewed by Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Bloomberg & Chinese & Korean vernaculars.

  • CEO of branch of major conglomerate

  • Director of a Multinational Company

  • Mets, Giants & Rangers Fan

  • Former Football Player & Personal Trainer

  • World Traveler & Sailor.


  • Seoul National University, Ph.D. Program in Constitutional Law

  • University of London, International Law.

  • QU School of Law, J.D.

  • Santa Clara Law School, Summer Abroad.

  • Fordham University/Fairfield University, BA.


  • Admitted to the New York State Bar

  • Member, New York Southern District Court

  • Member, International Bar Association

  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Member, NY Bar Association

  • Member, NY City Bar Association


  • One of only two non-Koreans rated a Top Attorney by LawAsia.

  • Lead, Dispute Resolution Law Firm of Year.

  • Who's Who in Franchise Law.

  • Who's Who in the World.

  • Rated Excellent (10) by AVVO.

  • ABA Top International Law Blog

  • Best Advice Blog, K-Blog Awards.

  • Top 25 Blog by LexisNexis.

  • Top Blog in AVVO's listing of blogs.

  • Who's Who in Entertainment Law.


  • U.S. Political Question Doctrine Defined, American Journal of Constitutional Law (2015).

  • U.S. Political Question Doctrine Application to Korean Constitutional Law, Korean Const. Court Journal (2014).

  • Korean Franchising, A Global Guide, Practical Law, Thomson Reuters (2018).

  • Korean Employment & Labor Law, Global Legal Insights 6th Edition, Global Legal Group (2018).

  • The Korean Labor Market under the Moon Administration, 2018 Discovering Business, Allurentis (2018).

  • Korean Business in the Global Economy, Chapter in Book (2014).

  • Over 100 Op-Ed in various international publications.

  • Quoted by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Korea Times, Korean Herald and various other publications.

  • Taught law classes for Santa Clara University; Seoul National University; Kookmin University; University for Peace; and the Supreme Court of Korea.

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