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Shawn S. Ledingham Jr.

Shawn S. Ledingham Jr.

Senior Counsel

Shawn S. Ledingham, Jr. is a litigator in the firm's Trial Strategies practice, successful in obtaining early favorable resolution for clients but prepared to defend their interests at trial. He has represented over thirty Fortune 500 companies and subsidiaries in litigation, in addition to dozens of other businesses and public entities. Shawn has been named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in litigation, as well as in entertainment and sports law.

Shawn is a member of the firm's Sports Law Group and has a deep understanding of the legal framework of today's sports industry. He has developed that knowledge litigating and counseling sports clients on a variety of matters, with an emphasis on antitrust, league governance, and intraleague relationships. Shawn has represented and counseled a wide range of sports leagues and teams, including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the Pac-12 Conference, the Big East Conference, the World Surf League, the Drone Racing League, and Oracle Team USA.

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Supreme Court Clarifies Specific Jurisdiction and Ends Forum Shopping Spree

The Supreme Court has put an end to a jurisdictional contrivance used by the plaintiffs’ bar to shop for a friendly state forum, even if neither the plaintiff, nor the defendant, nor the actionable conduct took place in those states. In last month’s Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court decision, the Court ruled that out-of-state … Continue Reading

California High Court Questions Privileged Nature of Attorney Invoices

In Disney’s The Lion King, the wise lion Mufasa sits atop a rock crag with his heir, the cub Simba, looking down on the Serengeti below. “Everything the light touches,” Mufasa instructs, “is our kingdom.” A similar scene plays out in countless law firms each year, when newly admitted attorneys are trained on the boundaries … Continue Reading

California Adopts Amendments to Prop 65 “Safe Harbor” Warning Requirements

In September, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) announced that it had adopted amendments to the regulations governing California’s Proposition 65, which requires that businesses provide a “clear and reasonable warning” before exposing an individual to any chemicals that California has determined cause cancer or reproductive harm. Although a business can create its … Continue Reading

Arizona Sheriff’s Criminal Contempt Charge Reinforces Importance of Compliance with Civil Orders

President Andrew Jackson is reported (likely inaccurately) to have flaunted a Supreme Court decision by retorting, “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!” Any litigant who has been on the receiving end of an unwanted court order may find this sentiment a familiar one. As a federal judge in Arizona recently … Continue Reading
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