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Shannon is a Business and Corporate Disputes Team partner in the firm's Complex Litigation Group. A first-chair litigator, Shannon regularly handles litigation disputes before federal and state trial and appellate courts, and also handles arbitrations and mediations. Shannon is particularly adept at pre-litigation negotiation and counseling (including early case assessments), defending putative class actions and other complex matters, and efficiently managing large and complex e-discovery populations.  She is frequently called upon to prepare fact and expert witnesses for deposition and trial, utilizing her abilities to digest and distill vast amounts of complex information to facilitate clear and concise witness presentation.  She has significant experience in a wide variety substantive areas of law, including commercial contract claims, business torts, antitrust, Sarbanes Oxley/Dodd Frank whistleblower, employment discrimination, § 1983 constitutional tort claims, ERISA benefits and fiduciary litigation, wage and hour class and collective actions, state tax appeals, and defamation/First Amendment law. Shannon’s peers elected her to serve as the 2017 Fixed Share Partner Observer on the firm’s Global Executive Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of Philadelphia’s Public Interest Law Center (Co-Chair, Litigation Committee), and as a Vice Chair of the Joint Conduct Committee of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law.

Awards & Recognition

  • Shannon was selected to the 2012 Lawyers on the Fast Track list. The Lawyers on the Fast Track list is issued by The Legal Intelligencer. A description of the selection methodology can be found at thelegalintelligencer.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Shannon was selected to the 2010, 2013-2015 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. The Pennsylvania Rising Stars list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Credentials

  • William & Mary School of Law, 2002, J.D., Executive Editor, William and Mary Law Review; Member, William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law; Moot Court Team Member; Merit Scholarship Recipient; Gambrell Professionalism Award
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., History and Theater, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society; Dean’s List; Kappa Kappa Gamma; Study Abroad (London, Spring 1996)

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey

  • Board Member, Public Interest Law Center (2016- )
  • Office Campaign Chair, United Way (2013-2015)
  • Vice-Chair, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Joint Conduct Committee (2014- )
  • Member, Forum of Executive Women, Philadelphia (2016- )
  • Board Member, Fairmount Community Development Corporation (2011-2015)
  • Representative, Third Century Initiative (3ci) Council, a program of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (2013-2014)
  • Vice-Chair, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Civil Practice & Procedure Committee (2011-2014)
  • Young Lawyer Representative, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Civil Practice & Procedure Committee (2010-2011)
  • Global Leadership Institute, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia (2011)

  • Honorable Timothy J. Savage, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1 September 2003 to 1 September 2005