Shawn S. Ledingham, Jr. is an Associate in the Litigation Department, and a member of the Sports Law and Insurance Recovery & Counseling Groups, resident in the Los Angeles office.
Shawn has substantial experience in and knowledge of the sports industry, with a particular focus on antitrust claims and intraleague relationships. Shortly after joining Proskauer, where he previously worked as a Summer Associate, he represented Major League Baseball in its investigation into Frank McCourt’s ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as in the subsequent Dodgers bankruptcy. Shawn continues to represent and counsel Major League Baseball, as well as other sports leagues and teams, such as Major League Soccer, the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the Pac-12 Conference, the Big East Conference, and Oracle Team USA.
Beyond sports, Shawn represents clients in a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, banking and finance, private equity, health care, waste management and disposal, manufacturing, and retail, in complex litigation at both the state and federal level, including in bankruptcy court.
Shawn has significant experience with cases arising out of environmental contamination and toxic exposure. He has represented companies facing liability in toxic tort suits arising out of alleged contamination, companies seeking to share the burden of cleanup under CERCLA and RCRA, and companies pursuing insurance recovery for the costs of environmental litigation.
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