Sean Halloran has been advising clients on a wide variety of employment law matters for two decades. His broad range of experience includes representing and counseling employers with respect to:

  • Employment discrimination and harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Workplace accommodation
  • Employee discharge, discipline, and employer investigations
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Occupational safety and health issues
  • Contract interference issues
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Employee handbooks and the development and review of personnel policies

With significant litigation experience at both the trial and appellate levels, Sean routinely appears on behalf of clients in both state and federal courts, as well as commercial arbitration tribunals. He regularly defends employers in administrative proceedings before the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights, the Alaska Department of Labor, and other federal, state and local agencies.

Sean regularly counsels employers in a variety of industries on employment related matters, including compliance with federal, state, and local statutes and regulations. He assists clients with compliance audits and with the drafting of personnel policies. He also provides training to employees and managers, and speaks on employment law matters to trade groups and human resources professionals.

His clients span a broad range of business interests in every sector of Alaska's economy, including the following:

  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Native corporations
  • Retail
  • Public sector
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Communications
  • Shipping
  • Construction

Prior to joining Littler, Sean was a shareholder in an Alaska law firm, where his practice also focused on employment related issues. Before that, he served as a law clerk to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Board of Bar Overseers. He began his legal career after many years in education, where he primarily worked as a teacher and administrator in high school and university settings.

Speaking Engagements

DOL's Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

Anchorage, AK

February 17, 2016

Employment Practices Liability Seminar

Marsh & McLennan Agency, and Worldwide Facilities, Inc., Anchorage, AK

July 30, 2015

New Employment and Labor Laws for 2015

Anchorage, AK

February 12, 2015

Administrative Agencies: The Regulatory Environment

HR Academy - Northwest Human Resource Management Association

February 4, 2015

H.R. & Employment Laws

HR Academy - Northwest Human Resource Management Association

February 2, 2015

Wage & Hour Issues in the Oil Patch

December 2, 2014

Social Media: What Employers Need To Know

Alaska Society for Human Resource Management

July 8, 2014

HR’s Role in Litigation

Alaska Society for Human Resource Management

July 8, 2014

Creating a "Speak Up" Culture Work Shop

Anchorage, AK

June 19, 2014

L Street v. MOA: “Thumbs Up” for Service Districts

Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association

November 18, 2013

Horses, Tattoos, Guns and DOMA...Practical Solutions for Accommodation and Leaves of Absence Issues in Today's Workplace

Anchorage, AK

November 12, 2013

Conducting Lawful Investigations in the Employment Setting

Anchorage, AK

April 18, 2013

Hear the Whistle Blow: Avoiding Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims

Anchorage, AK

October 12, 2012

Managing the Employee from Hell

Northwest Human Resource Management Association

October 3, 2012

Social Media and Off-Duty Conduct: What Employers Need to Know

Anchorage, AK

April 5, 2012

The Employee from Hell

Anchorage, AK

October 20, 2011


  • J.D., Northeastern University, 1991
  • M.A., San Jose State University, 1984
  • B.A., San Jose State University, 1980

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Alaska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims