Kegan Sheehan is an Associate at DeCotiis, working primarily with the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He joined the firm as a law clerk in 2021 while finishing his J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he graduated, cum laude, in 2022. While attending law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jaynee LaVecchia of the New Jersey Supreme Court; a Senior Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review; a member of the school’s Interscholastic Moot Court Board, earning Best Brief honors in the 2022 National Online Moot Court Competition; and as a student attorney for the Center for Social Justice’s Impact Litigation Clinic, in which capacity he argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Prior to embarking on his legal career, Mr. Sheehan spent six years working in New York government and politics, having most recently served as the Legislative and Communications Director for the Honorable Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Housing & Buildings. In that role, Mr. Sheehan marshaled the Council Member’s legislative agenda and managed all public relations for the office, working regularly with various interest groups and stakeholders across government, non-profits, and the private sector, as well as major media outlets. He also participated in the annual budget process, helping to direct significant portions of New York City’s $89 billion budget to community groups and non-profit developers in connection with affordable housing development, economic development, community policing initiatives, and more.
In his spare time, Mr. Sheehan is a highly accomplished bagpiper, having won the World Pipe Band Championships in 2017 and 2019 as a member of the Inveraray & District Pipe Band based in Scotland. He also teaches and performs throughout the northeast United States and Canada as an instructor and Pipe Major of the St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band, Inc. based in Kearny, NJ.
Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, J.D. - 2022
- Honors: cum laude
- Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, B.A. - 2013