SHANNON E. GERMAN

Of Counsel
Litigation

EXPERIENCE:

Shannon German is Of Counsel in the Wilmington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Her practice focuses on corporate governance litigation and counseling, navigation of corporate fiduciary duties, and representation of companies and their officers and directors in stockholder class actions, derivative suits, and complex commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and appellate practice in the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware. She also represents clients in complex business disputes in the Delaware Superior Court and securities litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In addition, Shannon specializes in advising companies faced with stockholder litigation and books and records demands, as well as director and officer demands for advancement and indemnification; conducting investigations on behalf of management, boards of directors, and special board or management committees; and representing companies and their boards of directors in stockholder actions and "busted deal" litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Shannon practiced in the corporate and business litigation group at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in Wilmington, Delaware. Previously, she served as a law clerk for Justice Randy J. Holland of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware. Shannon also served as a judicial intern to Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons, Jr., of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008
    Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
  • M.J., University of Maryland, 2002
  • B.A., University of Delaware, 2001
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member, Corporate Law and Litigation Sections, Delaware State Bar Association
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
  • "What They Don't Know Can Hurt Them: Corporate Officers' Duty of Candor to Directors," Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2009
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Contact Information

222 Delaware Avenue
Suite 800
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone | 302-304-7614

Email | Shannon Germansgerman@wsgr.com


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