Sean Doran

Sean Doran

Sean Doran
Washington, DC
+1 202 346 4338

Sean Doran is a counsel in the firm’s Business Law department and is a member of its Private Equity group. Sean primarily represents technology companies in various financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters. Sean is actively engaged in the impact investing movement and frequently advises benefit corporations on formation and other general corporate matters. Sean is also actively involved with various pro bono related matters, including obtaining 501(c)(3) status on behalf of clients. He joined Goodwin in 2013.

Professional Activities

Sean has served as a guest lecturer, on the topics including benefit corporations, Certified B-Corps and other ESG related matters, at Boston University Law School, Georgetown University and the Cambridge Innovation Center. Sean is also a member of the American Bar Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Sean was an associate in the Boston office of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP and, previously, an associate in the Silicon Valley office of Morrison & Foerster LLP.



Sustainable Capitalism & ESG Certification2021

Berkeley Law Executive Education

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Georgetown University Law Center


Georgetown University

(magna cum laude)



  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • District of Columbia


Pro Bono is a Solace for Volunteer Sean Doran,” DC Bar, November 2020.

“Impact Investing for Section 501(c)(3) Organizations,” Thomson Reuters, Taxation of Exempts, Volume 29, Number 4, January/February 2018

Impact Investing: Challenges of Impact Measuring,” International Bar Association, Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Update, Volume 13, Number 1, May 2017.