Shawna is an associate in the Licensing, Strategic Partnering and Commercial Transactions group.
Shawna specializes in corporate partnering, strategic alliances, technology protection, and licensing and commercialization of intellectual property and technology assets.
Shawna focuses on transactional IP issues related to our clients’ financing and M&A activities.
Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Shawna served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward J. Davila in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She also worked for several years as a litigation associate at Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where her practice centered on intellectual property, antitrust, and education matters.
- Stanford Law School, J.D.
- Temple University, B.A., Religious Studies
- Temple University, B.A., French