Antitrust and Litigation:
Shawn advises on many aspects of antitrust and competition law, including antitrust counseling, Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) merger review, and private antitrust litigation, including class actions. In addition to antitrust litigation, Shawn’s litigation practice also focuses on representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters spanning a number of industries.
Consumer Product Safety:
Shawn’s consumer product safety practice focuses on helping companies seeking representation on product safety reporting obligations, recalls, regulatory compliance, product safety investigations, and enforcement matters involving the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), and other federal and state product safety laws. Shawn has experience in guiding companies through the recall process, and has extensive experience in all types of consumer products, including children’s products, appliances, glassware, recreational vehicles, beds, and more. Shawn also is involved in the voluntary standard-making process, and works alongside the Consumer Product Safety Commission and various industry groups to ensure relevant and reasonable standards are developed and implemented.
Prior to joining the firm, Shawn was an associate in the Atlanta and DC offices of another international law firm, handling a wide range of complex, multidistrict litigation matters for large pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and other clients. He has extensive experience in multidistrict product liability litigation, defending major medical device manufacturers against allegations of product defect and breach of warranty claims, and defending an international pharmaceutical company against allegations that its prescription drug was defective. Shawn also has experience in advising multinational corporations in white collar investigations relating to potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Shawn’s pro bono practice focuses on representing indigent individuals in landlord-tenant disputes and assisting individuals seeking SIJS or asylum.
- Emory University (JD, Order of the Coif, with honors)
- Georgia Institute of Technology (BA, Public Policy, with high honors)
Recognition & Awards
- Order of the Coif
- Member, Defense Research Institute