Government Experience

  • Special Counsel, Office of Commissioner Ann M. Ravel, Federal Election Commission
  • Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Federal Election Commission
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • J.D., magna cum laude, The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2013
    Order of the Coif

    Managing Editor and Staff Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
  • M.A., Public Policy and Management, The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs, 2013
  • B.A., Political Science and History, magna cum laude, Miami University, 2009
    Phi Beta Kappa

Judicial Clerkships

  • Honorable Beryl A. Howell, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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Sean J. Wright


Sean Wright is a member of the Political Law and Nonprofit Practices in Venable's Washington, DC office. He advises clients on campaign finance, lobbying disclosure, and gifts and ethics rules at the federal, state, and local levels.

Prior to joining Venable, Sean was an attorney in the Policy Division of the Office of General Counsel at the Federal Election Commission, where he prepared and presented advisory opinions, proposed regulations, and other legal memoranda on federal campaign finance and election law to the Commission at public proceedings. He also served as special counsel to Commissioner Ann M. Ravel, where he advised the commissioner on litigation, enforcement, and policy matters.

In 2017, Sean served as a special assistant United States attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he investigated and prosecuted violations of federal criminal laws, presented before federal grand juries, appeared before federal magistrate and district court judges, and prepared criminal litigation documents and appeals.

Earlier in his career, he worked on the legal policy team for the Center for American Progress, where he researched and wrote reports, white papers, and policy analyses on campaign finance, voting rights, civil rights, and criminal law. Sean also clerked for the Honorable Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.