Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson is Legal Counsel for Global Religious Freedom for ADF International in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was an associate attorney focusing on complex commercial litigation and government investigations at Jenner & Block LLP in Los Angeles. Sean received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a supervising editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation and a research assistant on First Amendment religious freedom issues. During law school, he was an extern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, in Los Angeles, and at the Office of General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has been featured in National Review, Daily Signal, and other outlets, and regularly speaks on the situation of religious minorities throughout the world. He holds an M.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine, and a B.A. in English and Art History from the University of Southern California. Sean is admitted to the state bar of California.


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