Olson Grimsley Kawanabe Hinchcliff & Murray

Speaker Bio

Sean Grimsley brings an unparalleled breadth of legal experience to the firm. He spent 17 years as a trial lawyer and partner at Bartlit Beck. He has been an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Washington, D.C., Deputy Chief Counsel to President Obama’s Commission investigating the BP oil spill, Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado in its pattern and practice investigation of the Aurora Police and Fire Departments, and most recently General Counsel for two years at Ibotta, a billion-dollar tech startup in Denver. He has tried cases to judgment for plaintiffs and defendants, in civil and criminal matters, in seven states and Washington, D.C., and has argued multiple appeals in state and federal court.

In his last five years at Bartlit Beck, Sean led the team that secured dismissal of the Grenfell Tower fire victims’ products liability mass action against Arconic in Philadelphia, tried a nine figure arbitration for a major energy company plaintiff, tried an eight-week antitrust jury trial in S.D.N.Y. for defendant Sabre resulting in a $5 million verdict on US Airways’ $1+ billion claim, and readied for trial a major plaintiff-side patent case that settled favorably shortly before trial. You can see Sean in action presenting root cause findings to the BP Oil Spill Commission here.

Most recently Sean and his team representation of six Colorado voters seeking to remove Trump from the ballot. Sean, Eric Olsen and Jason Murray were lead trial counsel who tried the case and handled appeals in the CO Supreme Court and SCOTUS.