Hannah Shearer is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and appeals, with an emphasis on securities law, consumer class actions, and privacy issues. She has litigated class actions involving privacy claims, and consulted on matters involving right of publicity claims and the Video Privacy Protection Act. Ms. Shearer also has expertise in IP and fashion law, and has helped counsel fashion company clients on trademark, trade dress, and design patent issues.
Before joining Munger Tolles, Ms. Shearer clerked for Judge Paul J. Watford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Wachovia Capital Markets as defendant in multiple actions brought by the National Credit Union Administration concerning residential mortgage-backed securities.
- Verizon Wireless as defendant in a putative class action asserting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and California’s Invasion of Privacy Act.
- A luxury jeweler as defendant in a class action asserting claims under California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act.
- An international electronics company as defendant in a putative class action asserting California warranty law and Unfair Competition Law claims.
Ms. Shearer is committed to pro bono work. She serves as court-appointed counsel for a state prisoner in habeas proceedings pending in the Northern District of California, and recently argued in that court in support of habeas relief. She also worked on a merits brief in the California Supreme Court on behalf of a pro bono client.
Ms. Shearer received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and a bachelor of arts from Yale University, where she graduated magna cum laude and received the Elmore A. Willetts Prize for Fiction Writing.