Sean McGlynn is a senior policy advisor in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the Public Policy & Regulation Group. Mr. McGlynn has 15 years of experience advising clients on federal policy and funding issues related to national security and nondefense matters.

Mr. McGlynn focuses his national security work on emerging technology issues. In that capacity, he has assisted clients with the annual Defense Appropriations bill, the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, the Homeland Security Appropriations bill, the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). His work focuses on a broad range of funding and policy issues related to hypersonic flight, reusable rockets, space-based robotics, on-orbit satellite servicing, electronic warfare, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, quantum science and computing, cybersecurity, unmanned systems and subsea robotics. He has helped his clients successfully secure funding for projects in many branches of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

In addition, Mr. McGlynn has experience with nondefense issues related to domestic transportation, international trade and poverty-focused foreign assistance. For example, he helped secure emergency funding and loans for the American motorcoach industry through the passage of the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act, which aided the industry during a time of significant economic distress. Additionally, Mr. McGlynn has worked for many years on policy and funding issues related to the Global Food Security Act and the Sen. Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act, which focuses American foreign policy on helping some of the world's poorest people gain access to food, nutrition, clean drinking water and adequate sanitation.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. McGlynn worked at a global law firm in Washington, D.C.


  • Santa Clara University, B.S.