Aaron M. Sheanin

Aaron M. Sheanin
Firm: Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP
Address: 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-433-9000
Fax: 415-433-9008
E-mail: Contact Us
Web site: http://www.pswplaw.com

Position Areas of Practice Litigation Percentage
Bar Admissions Education Published Works
Lawyer Profile:

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.

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)


Current Employment Position(s):
Of Counsel

Areas of Practice:
100% Litigation
Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices
Consumer Protection
Securities Fraud
Corporate Governance
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
New Jersey, 2000
California, 2001
New York, 2001
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2005
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2005
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2001
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2005
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2006
Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 1999
Honors: James M. Kent Scholar
Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Law Journal: Columbia Journal of Law & Social Problems, 1997 - 1998

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1993
Honors: Dean's List
Major: History

Published Works:
California Class Actions Practice and Procedure (contributing author), Matthew Bender, 1st Edition, 2003

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 , 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

Antitrust Section of theSan Francisco Bar Association
Executive Committee

California State Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section
Executive Committee

New York State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
Girard Gibbs LLP, Partner, 2006 - 2011

Girard Gibbs LLP, Associate, 2002 - 2006

Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Associate, 2001 - 2002

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Pro Se Law Clerk, 1999 - 2001

Birth Information:
1971, Van Nuys, California, United States of America

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