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.
· 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)