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Sebastian Waisman

Senior Associate

Sebastian is a senior associate at Holtzman Vogel.

Previously, he served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia. In that capacity, he participated in significant constitutional litigation in both federal and state courts arising out of the August 2017 protest events in Charlottesville. Sebastian also advised City officials regarding matters of zoning, land use planning, development regulation, and municipal finance, including procurement, state and local taxation, and real property transactions.

Prior to his local government service, Sebastian was an associate in the litigation group at an AmLaw 200 firm, where he represented individuals, corporations, and non-profit entities in complex motion practice in federal and state courts. He gained experience in securities and corporate governance litigation, consumer class actions, and international arbitration, among other areas.

Sebastian has served as a law clerk to Judge Diarmiud F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Janis L. Sammartino of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Sebastian graduated summa cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an Articles Editor of the Boston College Law Review and as President of the Federalist Society chapter. During law school, he served as a clinical extern with the Administrative Law Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where he represented state administrative agencies in judicial review of agency decision-making. He earned an A.B. with General Honors from the University of Chicago.

Sebastian is admitted to practice in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and California.

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