Originally from New York, Sean J. Stapleton received a dual J.D./M.B.A. from Emory University. After law school, he joined the corporate department of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP in Los Angeles, gaining a general knowledge of the corporate representation of public and private companies. Several years later, Stapleton joined the San Diego office of Heller Ehrman LLP and continued to specialize in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate representation. In the summer of 2008, a majority of the members of Heller’s corporate department, including Stapleton, joined the San Diego office of DLA Piper LLP. While at DLA Piper, Stapleton focused primarily on M&A work for public and private clients.
In 2009, Stapleton joined Alere Inc., a New York Stock Exchange traded corporation that provides diagnosis, monitoring and health management solutions. Alere’s products and services focus on cardiology, women’s health, infectious disease, oncology and toxicology. The company’s San Diego location has more than 800 employees in various fields of research and development, clinical trials, regulatory, and manufacturing.
Stapleton is responsible for legal oversight of the San Diego campus and handles day-to-day issues including clinical, regulatory, human resources and litigation matters. He also serves as commercial counsel to Alere’s toxicology business unit. Alere’s toxicology business encompasses a worldwide sales force for its toxicology-related diagnostic product offerings, as well as a network of toxicology testing laboratories throughout the United States. Stapleton assists the business unit in its commercial contract negotiations and its M&A activity.
Stapleton was recently married to Ashlee Black and lives in Cardiff. He is also actively involved with the San Diego chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.
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|Nominations Open:||September 14|
|Nominations Close:||October 26|
|Nominees Announced:||November 2|
|Finalists Notified:||November 4|
|Publication Date:||December 21|
Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.