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Sean Clancy

Emerge_Sean_193x250.jpgSean Clancy's practice focuses on business and intellectual property ("IP").  As outside IP counsel for a variety of innovative industries including state-licensed cannabis, entertainment media, design, consumer products, food, beverages, professional services, software, and new technology, Sean advises on state and federal trademark rights, copyrights, packaging and labeling, publicity, privacy, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements ("NDAs"), and licensing.

As general business and corporate counsel, Sean negotiates, prepares legal documents, and advises on relationships spanning from entity formation and ordinary business to complex transactions, regulatory compliance, and disputes.

Prior to joining Emerge Law Group, Sean ran his own law firm and contracted for other law firms, counseling on specialized business and IP issues.  Before that, he worked at the entertainment and IP boutique firm, Day & Koch LLP.  During law school Sean served on the Lewis & Clark Law Review.  He also worked at the Small Business Legal Clinic, the Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic, and served as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Ann Aiken in the United States District Court of Oregon.


  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude; Cornelius Honor Society

  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Memberships

  • Oregon