J.D., Summa Cum Laude, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (1991)
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Arizona State University (1988)
The Honorable Harlington Wood
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Various District Courts
Shawna Ballard is a trial lawyer with decades of complex trial, arbitration, mediation and litigation experience. Shawna is known for her ability to develop cohesive and effective case strategies in complex, multi-faceted cases. She is one of the firm’s founding partners and serves as General Counsel for the firm.
In her broad-based practice, Shawna has handled disputes regarding industrial, energy and real estate contracts, financing arrangements, corporate acquisitions and restructurings, patent infringement, securities investments, false advertising, fraud, unfair competition, trade secrets, director and officer liability, trusts and fiduciary duties.
In January of 2020, Shawna was on the trial team that secured a $236 million willful infringement jury verdict for Densify against VMware. Also, that same year, the firm received the “Turnaround Award” from The M&A Advisor based on her successful negotiation of a favorable settlement for Reynolds Metals Company (an Alcoa Corporation affiliate) in litigation brought by Gregory Powers Partners.
Professional and Community Activities
Deans Economic Counsel and Board of Visitors, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Awards & Recognition
Outstanding Senior Award (University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law)
Order of the Coif
Order of the Barristers