Shannon D. McGowan

Shannon McGowan is an associate in the Litigation Department. Shannon's practice focuses on assisting clients in navigating a range of complex civil litigation issues, including antitrust, class certification and regulatory compliance. In addition to providing deep expertise on antitrust litigation issues, Shannon assists clients in connection with general antitrust compliance and litigation, and played a key role in the successful defense of a client through a multi-week jury trial. Shannon has also brought her regulatory and financial expertise to bear in advising the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico on a variety of issues related to the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act and the historic restructuring of Puerto Rico’s debts.

Shannon devotes significant time to her active pro bono practice, in which she assists not-for-profit organizations with immigration, education and refugee matters, and represents individual clients in litigation to improve housing conditions in the Washington D.C. area. 

Shannon earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she captained the school's Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team. As an alumna, she is active in advising the current UVA Jessup Team throughout the year-long competition.

Prior to law school, Shannon served as a legislative assistant to state representatives at the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, where she researched, drafted and advised on legislation and policy issues, including government transparency, public safety, education and financial accountability.