April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

Sean Pribyl Esq.

Associate Counsel
Blank Rome LLP


Sean T. Pribyl is an attorney with Blank Rome LLP in Washington, D.C. He focuses his practice on maritime and international law, unmanned systems, environmental and regulatory compliance, and white collar criminal law. He is the co-leader of Blank Rome’s Unmanned Systems-Drones Industry Team and advises clients in the use of unmanned systems in maritime and energy sectors, including commercial unmanned vessels in the United States. Sean is a regular speaker to both government and industry audiences on the topic of unmanned vessels, and has authored numerous articles on unmanned systems in the maritime industry. Prior to joining Blank Rome, Sean served for six years as a U.S. Coast Guard officer and judge advocate (“JAG”), advising on legal and policy matters related to maritime law, international law, and maritime security. While serving as a JAG in the Office of Maritime and International Law, he was the primary legal advisor on unmanned systems. He is also a licensed merchant mariner who worked aboard offshore supply vessels, cargo ships, and fiber optic cable ships for eight years prior to law school. Sean holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.


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