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Aaron M. Sheanin

Location: San Francisco, California
Phone: 415-400-7706
Fax: 415-433-9008
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Aaron M. Sheanin, Of Counsel to Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP, has extensive experience in complex litigation matters in federal and state courts, including the prosecution of antitrust and consumer class actions. He has litigated numerous securities fraud and corporate governance cases on behalf of individual and institutional investors, and has advised state pension funds and private institutions with respect to securities and antitrust matters. Mr. Sheanin also has experience litigating telecommunications, employment discrimination, defective product, and bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Sheanin was actively involved in all aspects of In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, and was an integral member of the trial team. For his work on that case, Mr. Sheanin was nominated by the Consumer Attorneys of California as a finalist for Consumer Attorney of the Year. Mr. Sheanin served as co-lead counsel in In re American Express Financial Advisors Securities Litigation ($100 million settlement), as co-lead counsel on behalf of lead plaintiff the Kansas Public Employees' Retirement System in the securities class action Scheiner v. i2 Technologies ($84.85 million in settlements), and as co-chair of the discovery committee in In re Natural Gas Antitrust Cases ($160 million in settlements).

From 2002 to 2011, Mr. Sheanin gained extensive experience prosecuting class actions and other complex cases as an associate and a partner with Girard Gibbs LLP and as an associate with Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Sheanin was a pro se law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Attorney Sheanin is also a Northern California Super Lawyer for 2014.

Current Cases:

  • In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Optical Disc Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Fresh & Process Potatoes Antitrust Litigation (D. Idaho)
  • In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ohio)

Education:

  • Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York – J.D. – 1999
  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California – A.B. – 1993

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Publications and Presentations:

  • The Questionable Use of Rule 11 Motions to Limit Discovery and Eliminate Allegations in Civil Antitrust Complaints in the United States, ABA International Cartel Workshop February 2012, with Bruce L. Simon
  • American Bar Association, Task Force on Contingent Fees (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section)
  • "California Class Actions Practice and Procedure" (Matthew Bender, 1st Ed. 2003), contributing author
  • Appellate Courts Grapple with the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 23(Fall 2014), with Craig C. Corbitt
  • The Ownership/Control Excerptionn to Illinois Brick in Hi-Tech Component Cases: A Rule That Recognizes the Realities of Corporate Price Fixing, ABA International Cartel Workshop February 2014, with Bruce L. Simon
  • Appellate Courts Grapple with the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Fall 2014), with Craig C. Corbitt.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • California State Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section, Executive Committee
  • Antitrust Section of the San Francisco Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association

Community Service:

  • Finance Committee, Temple Sinai, Oakland, California (2012-13)
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