CONTACTS

Tel: 480.999.4557
swoods@millsandwoods.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation→
Business →
Civil Rights →
Education →
Medical Malpractice →
Wrongful Death →
TradeSecrets/Trademarks →

EDUCATION

  • Arizona State University – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law – Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology With a Specialization in Intellectual Property Law, 2010.
  • Northern Arizona University, M.Ed. Educational Technology, with Distinction, 2007
  • University of Phoenix, B.S. in Information Technology, with Honors, 2005
S
ean Anthony Woods has extensive experience in the technology world both in the creation of software and the management of technology companies.
For more than 15 years, Sean served in myriad capacities at software companies based in Arizona. In his roles, Sean provided oversight to Development, Implementation, Project Management, and Support teams. He developed and consistently improved business practices while implementing best practices in all facets of Client Services. This included client touch-points; training routines; support metrics; development lifecycle; and more.

Additionally, he provided oversight in the completion of millions of dollars of custom development and product implementations, including those with Fortune 500 companies. He managed personnel concerns and provided mentorship and leadership to varying levels of employee skill sets. He developed and maintained close partner and vendor relationships including development and maintenance of private branded partnership support and implementation materials and processes.

Sean has also spent time teaching computer technology in at-risk high schools in West Phoenix. He developed a particular skill for dealing with students and student issues moving into the administration and becoming Dean of Students for a local high school. This eventually led Sean down the path of entrepreneurship as he helped start a charter school management company with fellow school administrators. Through this experience, Sean discovered a love of the legal process as he worked to develop his business and navigate the uncertain waters of governmental oversight.

Sean is an Arizona native born in Tucson and raised in Phoenix. He attended Brophy College Preparatory High School and has attended each of the major universities in Arizona including Northern Arizona University for his Masters Degree in Educational Technology and Arizona State University for his Juris Doctor.

 During his time at ASU, he participated in the Innovation Advancement Program clinic working closely with clients analyzing both their business and legal needs including business entity formation and accompanying agreements, licensing agreements, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

 Sean has a strong technical background and has an interest in staying current on legislation affecting this sector in all aspects – especially Intellectual Property. Sean further enjoys fostering entrepreneurship in his community and has a passion towards helping startups.

 Sean focuses his practice in technology and business matters. With his strong technical background and an interest in staying current on legislation affecting this sector in all aspects – especially Intellectual Property, Sean fosters entrepreneurship and helps startups become successful.

 Sean has helped clients recover millions of dollars in damages in litigation matters relating to contractual breaches and including but not limited to theft of trade secrets.

EDUCATION & COURT ADMISSIONS

Education

  • Arizona State University – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law – Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology With a Specialization in Intellectual Property Law, 2010.
  • Northern Arizona University, M.Ed. Educational Technology, with Distinction, 2007
  • University of Phoenix, B.S. in Information Technology, with Honors, 2005

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona (admitted 2011)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

LEADERSHIP, MEMBERSHIP & HONORS

  • Committee Member – City of Phoenix Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Oversight Committee, 2011-2013

FAMILY

 When Sean isn’t spending his free time traveling, he can be found at a local brewery or spending time with his wife Merry and his two children.

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