Shannon is an experienced litigator and coordinating counsel who oversees the day-to-day management and strategy in tort, commercial and product liability litigation. Shannon’s practice is buttressed by her tenure focusing on data, discovery and information governance in complex litigation. She has nearly three years of in-house experience as a go-to secondee for one of the world’s largest life sciences organizations. Shannon has direct experience in deploying Microsoft 365 governance and compliance strategies as well as leading data migration and remediation projects.
Shannon combines her substantive knowledge of the facts and legal issues with her technological knowledge to reduce burdens and costs while improving clients’ ability to identify the relevant information they need to present their claims and defenses. She coordinates the collection, review, analysis and production of materials in multidistrict litigation, and counsels clients on best practices for preservation, collection, processing, review and production in the discovery process. Her experience includes individual and complex multiparty matters in state and federal courts across the country. She is an experienced member of deposition prep teams where she utilizes skill and knowledge gained through the collection, analysis, and review process to assist with deposition and trial preparation.
Shannon has experience with litigation matters of various sizes and understands the value in crafting an appropriate discovery strategy based on the needs of the case, the complexity of the matter and the amount at issue. Shannon has in-depth experience with handling the unique issues that arise with electronically stored information (“ESI”) in litigation. She has managed and overseen large-scale reviews, utilizing technology assisted review and other advanced analytics to help reduce the burdens and costs associated with manual review of ESI and to ensure consistency and efficiency throughout the process.
Before joining Shook, she was a litigation attorney in Washington, D.C., handling business and general litigation, employment and criminal defense matters. After law school, Shannon was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Zoe Bush of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She received her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law, where she was a staff member for the American University Administrative Law Review.
Shannon is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. She is an active participant in the Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI) and the Government Investigations & Civil Litigation Institute (GICLI). Shannon also appeared in Super Bowl LV commercial for the South Carolina Education Lottery where she was recognized as an alum of the South Carolina Life Scholarship.
Articles and Publications
Introduction to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), General Counsel’s Guide to Government Investigations, forthcoming Fall 2023 (with Veronica Gromada).
Tom O'Connor, Chats with Patrick Oot and Shannon Schoultz, eDiscovery Channel, April 25, 2022.
Cloud/Privacy/AI: Trends and Legal Implications, American Bar Association Trends and Legal Implications Webinar, April 27, 2023.
The What, Where, Why, When and How of Cloud-Based eDiscovery, Associate of Corporate Counsel, December 13, 2022 (with Ashley Hayes).
Modern Day Attachments: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Association of Corporate Counsel, April 21, 2022 (with Adam Shoshtari).
Privacy and Borderless Data - Global Risk and Compliance, National Bar Association Commercial Law Section’s 35th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference, February 25, 2022.
EDiscovery and the Discarded Privacy Shield: Where Do We Go From Here?, Association of Corporate Counsel, July 20, 2021 (with Donya Feizbakhsh).
So You Brought Your Own Device, Now What? Remaining Flexible While Balancing Security and Legal Compliance Concerns with BYOD Policies, Association of Corporate Counsel, May 19, 2021.
Reevaluating Corporate Compliance Programs in the World of Cloud-Based Platforms, BYOD, and Ephemeral Data, Association of Corporate Counsel, July 15, 2020 (with Adam Shoshtari).
Data Protection Beyond the Corporation’s Wall, Association of Corporate Counsel, March 19, 2020 (with Adam Shoshtari).
What Would You Do? An ESI Ethics Program, Webinar, Association of Corporate Counsel, July 18, 2019 (with Adam Shoshtari and Kaine Hampton).