Aaron M. Sheanin has represented businesses, consumers, and individual and institutional investors in complex litigation in federal and state court throughout his career. He has extensive experience as an antitrust litigator, taking a leadership role in every aspect of several well-known cartel cases from inception through trial.
Notably, Mr. Sheanin successfully tried an antitrust class action on behalf of direct purchasers of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays, which reached a favorable multi-million dollar verdict before trebling.
In addition, Mr. Sheanin represented a class of student-athletes challenging the NCAA’s rules on capping scholarship compensation packages, as well as classes of direct purchasers who received multi-million dollar settlements from several major electronics companies over litigation alleging conspiracies to fix prices of lithium-ion batteries, optical disk drives, and cathode ray tubes.
He has also represented clients in securities fraud, corporate governance, telecommunications, employment discrimination, defective product, and bankruptcy matters.
Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, Mr. Sheanin gained extensive experience prosecuting class actions and other complex cases as counsel to a California-based class action firm. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Sheanin was a pro se law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
- Columbia University School of Law, J.D. (1999)
- University of California at Berkeley, A.B. (1993)
- New Jersey
- New York
- California State Bar Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section; Executive Committee (2013-2016), Advisor (2016-present)
- Antitrust Section of the San Francisco Bar Association, Executive Committee (2014-2015)
- American Bar Association
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