Sean Beller is a principal in the Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville education practice.

Sean has focused exclusively on counseling universities, colleges, and other postsecondary schools, service providers, investors and lenders since 2009. He couples a litigation background with expertise in education regulatory issues to provide clients with a unique viewpoint on a broad range of education-related compliance, litigation and transactional matters.

Sean counsels clients on regulatory and transactional issues arising from mergers, acquisitions and investments in postsecondary educational institutions. He develops and negotiates agreements, advises on regulatory risks and transaction structuring, supervises and conducts due diligence reviews, and secures regulatory approvals of transactions.

For-profit schools and education loan lenders rely upon Sean’s expertise to help them with litigation issues ranging from False Claims Act investigations and litigations to student complaint arbitrations. He also assists schools in responding to civil subpoenas and U.S. Department of Education compliance actions, as well as internal investigations.

Practice Areas


J.D., George Washington University, 2006

B.A., College of William & Mary, 1999

Bar Memberships

District of Columbia


Eastern District of Virginia

Memberships & Activities

Member, Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities