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Sean Galliher

Sean Galliher

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: February 7, 2019




Sean Galliher is in-house counsel with SKECHERS USA, Inc. in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He currently serves on the board of directors for the SKECHERS Foundation, which is a charitable arm of the company. He has been an advocate in numerous arbitrations, negotiations and mediations throughout his career, covering issues such as employment law, insurance claims, personal injury, business issues and international matters.

While pursuing his law degree, Galliher interned with the counsel to New York Gov. Mario Cuomo in the capitol building in Albany, N.Y. He also spent 13 years as a trial attorney in New York, conducting jury trails and arguing appeals in New York state and federal court. Galliher was also involved in a federal court case involving Amy Fisher. In 2006, he relocated to southern California where he represented a publishing and casino business before moving on to SKECHERS.

Galliher received his JD degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992. He also received an LLM in International Business Law from Boston University School of Law and an LLM in ADR from the USC Gould School of Law. He is an active member of both the New York and California bars and a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court. Galliher is an active member with the Southern California Mediation Association and he is also a fellow to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

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Ariela Gross has been elected as the new Chair of the Legal History Section of the American Association of Law Schools. 

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Thomas D. Lyon
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Thomas Lyon commented on Roseanna Sommers’, “Commonsense Consent,” at the 14th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College.