Class Action Defense Litigator and Strategist Moves to Shook

Shook, Hardy & Bacon welcomes Partner Michael Shortnacy who joins the firm’s newly formed Complex Litigation Strategic Counseling Practice. Shortnacy is a problem-solver who defends clients across market sectors with a focus in the automotive, pharmaceutical, consumer products, and food and beverage industries, in their most complex and sensitive class action and mass tort litigation. He is a recognized leader in high-stakes, coordinated proceedings in state and federal court, and is an important addition as Shook deepens its focus on mass tort and complex litigation strategic counseling. 

“Michael’s experience serving as lead counsel in complex litigation is complemented by his acumen in discovery strategy,” said Patrick Oot, who advises the C-suite and co-leads Shook’s Complex Litigation Strategic Counseling Practice. “This powerful combination plays an integral role as part of an overall trial strategy.”