For over eighteen years, Shannon has represented companies of all sizes, from start-ups to publicly traded corporations, in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law, including counseling, training and litigation, as well in commercial disputes, including litigation and arbitrations involving customers, distributors and franchisees. While in private practice, she also served as interim Assistant General Counsel for one of her global clients. Shannon's tenure as an in-house counsel taught her that legal advice in a vacuum is worthless; it must always be given in the context of the business. Thus, Shannon's #1 goal is to know her clients’ businesses and to provide advice that, when possible, is consistent with their business goals.
Shannon also has extensive experience investigating workplace complaints into alleged workplace misconduct, including alleged discrimination and harassment, as well as alleged fraud and self-dealing, by senior executives for companies of varied sizes, including large publicly traded companies, in places ranging from Texas to New York, London and Denver.
Three years ago, Shannon co-founded the firm of Hutcheson Bowers with a long-time litigation colleague. Prior to that, she practiced with the international firm of Baker Botts LLP for twelve years in both Austin and Dallas. She has been named a Rising Star by Texas Monthly magazine, and is rated AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell. She is licensed in the State of Texas and admitted to the Western, Northern, Southern and Eastern federal districts of Texas.