Sean D. Brown focuses his practice on assisting and advising employers on the complex federal laws governing various types of employee benefit arrangements, including defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, health and welfare benefit plans, and fringe benefits.

Sean has extensive experience designing plans, and drafting plan documents, amendments, and summary plan descriptions to ensure employer plans are compliant with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, he has assisted clients with correcting compliance issues under IRS and Department of Labor correction programs. He also addresses numerous issues with plan fiduciaries such as participant disclosures, plan investments, and potential prohibited transactions.

Sean earned an Employee Benefits Certificate from Georgetown University Law Center in 2010.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Graduate Tax Scholar

Georgetown University Law Center

News, Analysis & Press

HATFA Extends MAP-21 Pension Funding Stabilization

BenefitsLink.com Retirement Plans Newsletter

September 30, 2014

Speaking Engagements

2022 Philadelphia Regional Employer Conference

Philadelphia, PA

October 28, 2022

Fiduciary Best Practices

March 4, 2021


  • LL.M. Taxation and Employee Benefits, Georgetown University Law Center, 2010With Distinction
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2007magna cum laude
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 2004


  • Finnish

Bar Admission

North Carolina