I help my clients navigate litigation and disputes involving securities, corporate governance and complex commercial issues.
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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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
The Other SPAC Boom: Lawsuits Against Sponsors Surge as Deals Fizzle
February 10, 2022
SPAC Litigation Update Webinar – Shannon Eagan
August 4, 2021
Litigator of the Week: Shout Out
July 16, 2021
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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