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 Art.com’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
Securities Litigation + Enforcement
White Collar Defense & Investigations
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.
Stanford Law SchoolJD, 2000
Duke UniversityBA, Public Policy Studiescum laude, 1996
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February 6, 2023
Cooley Celebrated at The Recorder’s California Legal Awards
November 9, 2022
Cooley Named Licensing & Collaboration Firm of the Year by LMG Life Sciences
September 9, 2022
Women in Securities Enforcement (WISE)
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.
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