Shannon Eagan

Partner

I help my clients navigate litigation and disputes involving securities, corporate governance and complex commercial issues.

+1 650 843 5909
seagan@cooley.com

Shannon Eagan represents corporations and individuals in complex disputes and litigation, internal corporate investigations and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and actions. Shannon successfully defended a drug development company and its officers and directors in a victory that validated how many life science companies disclose clinical data to the public before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also served on the trial team for the first defendant to obtain an acquittal in a stock-options backdating prosecution. Shannon has handled a wide variety of other complex litigation matters, including securities litigation, high-stakes licensing disputes, commercial contract litigation, corporate governance disputes and merger litigation. Her clients have included companies in the life sciences, hardware, software, semiconductor, food and public utility industries. Shannon serves as Northern California head of Cooley's business litigation practice.

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Experience

  • Cooley Trial Team Wins First Acquittal of a Stock-Options Backdating Defendant  

  • Cooley Represents Life Sciences Company in Licensing Dispute 

  • Cooley Represents Special Committee of the Board of Directors in Internal Investigation into Allegations of Fraud by CEO 

  • Cooley Obtains Complete Victory for Annie’s 

  • Another Victory for Annie’s 

Passions

    Travel

    Family

    All things New Orleans

Shannon and her team achieved a complete success on behalf of Annie’s and the board. We could not have been happier with the results. – Billie Williamson, former board member of Annie's
Education

  • Stanford Law School
    JD, 2000

  • Duke University
    BA, Public Policy Studies
    cum laude, 1996


Admissions & Credentials

California

Rankings & Accolades

    YWCA of Silicon Valley: Tribute to Women Award (2016)

    Northern California Rising Star: Securities Litigation

    Northern California Rising Star: Top Women Attorneys


Shannon is sharp, strategic and responsive – a true partner in helping me achieve my litigation and business goals. - Caryn McDowell, General Counsel of Cytokinetics, Inc.

Contact

+1 650 843 5909 office
+1 650 849 7400 fax
seagan@cooley.com

3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1130