Shannon Nessier

Shannon M. Nessier

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Product Liability
Product Liability
San Francisco

Shannon focuses on representing the firm's litigation clients against individual and class action claims. Her work concerns the defense of product manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers as well as premises owners in personal injury and defective product/premises litigation. She also defends clients in Toxic Tort matters.

Her cases have involved catastrophic injuries, automobile accidents, children's products, chemicals, food and related services, consumer goods, asbestos and other toxic substances. Shannon also works with her clients to handle business litigation they face, including breach of contract actions for goods and services, property damage claims, and indemnity and subrogation issues. In addition, she has provided advice and litigation defense on matters involving product and food labeling claims, Organic labeling issues under COPA, and Proposition 65 claims.

On top of her litigation experience, she advises firm clients on their obligations to Medicare for medical expense reimbursement and assists in the drafting of settlement language in compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act Of 2007.

While attending the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Shannon served as the executive articles editor for the Hastings Law Journal, interned for the Honorable Katherine Feinstein and volunteered at the San Francisco Superior Court's self-help ACCESS Center.

In her prior career, Shannon taught, coached and coordinated service programs for Bellarmine College Preparatory High School in San Jose. She was awarded the 2005 Educator of the Year by San Jose Magazine, still one of her greatest honors.

Publications

"California Adopts Long-Pending Modifications to Proposition 65 'Clear and Reasonable' Warning Regulations," co-author, Proposition 65 Law Alert (September 2016)

"Forecasting Liability While Connecting to the Internet of Things," co-author, USLAW Magazine (Spring/Summer 2016)

"​Proposed Prop. 65 Regulations Make California More Unfriendly Market, Create More Obligations for Businesses," Proposition 65 Law Alert (March 2015)

"​Meeting of Minds on Medicare Is Harder Than It Looks: Negotiating Medicare Settlement Terms," DRI The Whisper Newsletter (February 2015)

"The State Of Arbitration Enforcement In California," co-author, Law360 (April 2014)

"Be Smart About the SMART Act: Handling the Modified Medicare Secondary Payer Act," The Whisper (August 2013)

"California Supreme Court Limits Liability for Manufacturers,"  Hanson Bridgett Product Liability Alert (January 2012)

"Jury Waiver Through Arbitration and Judicial Reference," co-author, The Marin Lawyer Newsletter (October 2011)

"Fundamentals of Drafting Arbitration Clauses, " co-author, Hanson Bridgett Alert (August 2011)

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Blog Posts

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Presentations

"Finding Your Path: Career Development for Associates," DRI Young Lawyers Seminar (June 2016)

"Effective Demonstratives," co-speaker, PLI Day Evidence Seminar (October 2013)

"Medicare - The Hot Topic In Personal Injury Defense Work," CLE Program (November 2010)

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Professional Affiliations

Defense Research Institute (DRI) Young Lawyers Committee, Second-Vice Chair, Annual Meeting Social Media Chair, Marketing Chair for Food Law Committee

USLAW

Association of Defense Counsel, Northern California

Bar Association, San Francisco

Judicial Clerkships

Legal Intern for the Honorable Katherine Feinstein, San Francisco Superior Court

Academic Distinction

Thurston Honor Society

Cali Award for Excellence, Community Property and Negotiations

Best Oral Argument, Moot Court

Witkin Awards in Criminal Law and Legal Writing and Research

Phi Beta Kappa

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2009)

B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Santa Clara University (1999)

Admissions And Courts

California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. Tax Court

San Francisco

415-995-5812 Direct Phone
415-995-3502 Fax

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