Sean Lev is Legal Director at Democracy Forward.

Prior to joining Democracy Forward, Sean was a partner at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel and Fredrick, PLLC where his work focused on regulatory, administrative, and appellate litigation. In between more than 18 years at Kellogg Hansen, Sean served as the General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission from June 2012 through December 2013 where he was responsible for all legal advice provided to the Commission, for all Commission litigation, and was the Director of the Commission’s Technology Transitions Policy Task Force. Prior to being named General Counsel, Sean served as Deputy General Counsel and Senior Advisor to the Chairman. Before coming to the FCC, Sean served as the Acting General Counsel of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) from March through December 2011. Sean also served as the Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Nuclear Programs at DOE beginning in June 2009. 

Sean started his career as a clerk to the Honorable Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and then worked as an attorney on the Civil Division, Appellate Staff at the United States Department of Justice. Sean received his JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and his BA magna cum laude from Williams College.