Sean Hagan

General Counsel
Director of the Legal Department

(2004 - 2018)

Brief Biography

September 2018

Sean Hagan was General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department since 2004, until his retirement from the IMF in September 2018. In this capacity, Mr. Hagan advised the Fundís management, Executive Board and membership on all legal aspects of the Fundís operations, including its regulatory, advisory and lending functions. Mr. Hagan has published extensively on both the law of the Fund and a broad range of legal issues relating to the prevention and resolution of financial crisis, with a particular emphasis on insolvency and the restructuring of debt, including sovereign debt.

Prior to beginning work at the IMF, Mr. Hagan was in private practice, first in New York and subsequently in Tokyo. Mr. Hagan received his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center and also received a Masters of Science in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.