Sean Morales-Doyle is Counsel in the Democracy Program. His work is focused on voting rights and elections, including automatic voter registration, voter fraud, and voting rights restoration. Mr. Morales-Doyle is a seasoned litigator with experience in all manner of civil rights and constitutional matters, as well as a background in labor and employment law.
Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Mr. Morales-Doyle was a shareholder at Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd., in Chicago. There, he litigated cases involving voting rights, gerrymandering, free speech, police misconduct, race discrimination,and sexual harassment. He also represented workers and unions in a wide variety of labor and employment cases and advocated on behalf of consumers in a number of consumer fraud cases against payday lenders and other predatory businesses. Sean has experience in both state and federal courts and in virtually every aspect of complex litigation, including trials, oral arguments, and preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order hearings. He has repeatedly been appointed class counsel in class action litigation.
Mr. Morales-Doyle earned both his undergraduate degree in Sociology and Urban Studies and his law degree from Northwestern University. After law school, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois in the Special Litigation Bureau, where he investigated and litigated cases involving consumer fraud and false claims. Then, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable William J. Hibbler of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.