- The Legal 500 recognized Shannon for her work in Trademark Litigation (2018)
Shannon is a trial lawyer who represents technology companies in a variety of high-stakes litigation matters. She has experience litigating a wide range of intellectual property and complex commercial disputes, with a particular focus on patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition. She has litigated cases in venues across the country, including in federal and state courts, arbitration, and the International Trade Commission.
Shannon has successfully represented clients in all aspects of litigation, including summary judgment, trial, and appeal. In her trial practice, Shannon is effective at managing large case teams, building compelling narratives, examining witnesses, including adverse witnesses that have resulted in key admissions, and arguing evidentiary issues with success.
Shannon is also active in the firm’s pro bono initiatives and has represented multiple clients in immigration asylum proceedings.
Prior to joining Fenwick, Shannon was an associate in the litigation group of a leading international law firm.
- Represented semiconductor start-up in trade secret dispute relating to controllers for solid state drives. Following a three-week trial, the jury issued a verdict rejecting all claims against the start-up, and finding in favor of it on its counterclaims for trade secret misappropriation.
- Represented LED company in an investigation before the International Trade Commission seeking to preclude the importation of its LEDs. Obtained summary determination of no infringement and no domestic industry for two of the three asserted patents. At trial, obtained finding of no infringement, no domestic industry, and patent invalidity for the remaining patent.
- Represented cloud platform and more than 80 of its customers in a multidistrict litigation that resulted in two successful summary judgment orders and an award of attorneys’ fees.
- Represented cybersecurity company in a trademark infringement and dilution claim. Defeated motion for preliminary injunction, and secured an injunction barring use of mark with any cybersecurity products.
- Represented beauty technology company in an investigation before the International Trade Commission and obtained findings of infringement.
Education & Admissions
J.D., cum laude
Fordham University School of Law
B.S., Television, Radio & Film
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Admitted to practice in California and New York