Benesch is pleased to announce the additions of Sean Meluney and Kate Harmon to the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in Wilmington.
Meluney is a veteran of both trial and appellate courts at the state and federal level. His practice encompasses the full range of complex litigation, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business divorce, partnership disputes, and securities fraud. Sean also represents employers and employees in expedited matters relating to the enforcement of restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and contractual non-competition provisions, as well as matters including wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, unfair competition and wrongful termination claims.
“Sean is an outstanding attorney, and we welcome him to Benesch,” said Joseph Castrodale, Chair of the Litigation Practice Group, Vice Chairman of the Firm and Executive Committee Member. “His wide-ranging experience in a variety of areas will help the firm be able to provide our clients with creative solutions to complex business issues.”
Harmon has experience handling all aspects of complex commercial litigation, corporate litigation, bankruptcy litigation, corporate governance, entity formation, non-profit representation, insurance coverage disputes, compliance and intellectual property matters across various state and federal courts.
“We are very pleased to have Kate joining the firm,” said J. Erik Connolly, Vice Chair of the Litigation Practice Group. “In growing our litigation practice, we are focused on working with our clients to achieve cost-effective resolutions to conflicts, whether in the courtroom, or through arbitration or settlement. Kate is a great resource for supporting our clients with smart and creative solutions to address the complex issues faced by their businesses.”
The addition of Meluney and Harmon to the firm’s Wilmington office is part of Benesch’s national growth strategy. The firm continues to build its presence in Chicago and San Francisco, as well. In all, just over 70 attorneys have joined the firm in the last 18 months. Since making its debut on the AmLaw 200 list in 2016, the firm has advanced 15 places and is currently ranked at number 180.
Meluney received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2010 and his B.S. from Binghamton University in 2006.
Harmon received her J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 2009, her Masters in Social Services and Masters in Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in 2005, and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2002.