Shannon Eagan

Partner in Charge – Palo Alto

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

Shannon represents corporations and individuals in complex disputes and litigation, securities class actions and breach of fiduciary duty suits, internal corporate investigations, and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations and actions. Her clients have included life sciences and technology companies, directors and officers of corporations, and venture capital firms. Shannon serves as both partner in charge and head of the business litigation practice for Cooley’s Palo Alto office.

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  • Cooley Team Wins Appellate Ruling That Beneficial Shareholders Cannot Seek Inspection of Company Records Under California Law 

  • Successful Defense of’s Sale of Assets to Walmart 

  • 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 

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    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

  • Stanford Law School
    JD, 2000

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

Admissions & Credentials



  • Women in Securities Enforcement (WISE)

Rankings & Accolades

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

    Northern California Rising Star: Securities Litigation

    Northern California Rising Star: Top Women Attorneys

    Legal 500: Dispute Resolution – General Commercial Disputes

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.