Shannan Higgins

Special Counsel

Shannan  is a special counsel in Cooley’s technology transactions and trademark, copyright and advertising practice groups. She provides strategic guidance to entrepreneurs, multinational companies, media organizations and nonprofits in the creation, acquisition, use and commercial exploitation of technology and intellectual property. Her industry areas of focus include edtech, consumer-facing products and services, media, manufacturing and supply, digital health, big data, software and hardware, and advertising. Shannan’s practice involves handling complex agreements for significant commercial transactions with bespoke business terms. She uses the negotiation process to focus the parties’ respective and shared goals, and to address potential implementation challenges.

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  • InvestCloud Recapitalizes at $1 Billion and Integrates Two New Businesses 

  • Drybar Agrees to Sell Products Line to Helen of Troy 


  • Georgetown University Law Center
    JD, 1999

  • Brown University
    BA, magna cum laude, 1996

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District of Columbia