Shannon Rose Selden is the Chair of the firm’s Asset Management Litigation Practice and a Co-Coordinator of the Private Equity Group. Ms. Selden has a broad practice representing hedge fund and private equity clients, as plaintiffs and defendants, in complex, high-stakes litigation. Ms. Selden has significant experience as lead counsel in state and federal courts in the full range of matters affecting asset management firms, including merger, securities, contract, corporate governance, fiduciary, financing and debt restructuring disputes. She is ranked as a leading lawyer for Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA (2022), which notes that she is “an outstanding lawyer and strategic adviser” and “a very analytical and creative thinker.” She is also recommended by The Legal 500 US (2022), which has reported that her advice is “strategic, tailored, [and] insightful” and that she is a “brilliant lawyer at the very top.” She has been recognized as a Law360 “MVP” for Asset Management, a “Litigation Star” and as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” by Benchmark Litigation. Ms. Selden and her colleagues were also recognized by Law360 as “Asset Management Practice Group of the Year” and as “Private Equity Practice Group of the Year.” She has been named to the 2020 Crain’s New York Business list of “Notable Women in Law.” She was shortlisted for “Best in Private Equity” at Euromoney’s “2018 Women in Business Law Awards.”
Ms. Selden is a member of the Special Situations team and has particular expertise in litigating complex and leveraged transactions, including in some of the most significant cases related to the SunEdison, Westinghouse Electric Company, RadioShack, American Apparel, Lehman Brothers, and Madoff bankruptcies.
Ms. Selden has a significant pro bono practice at the forefront of U.S. reproductive rights litigation, advocating against state and federal laws that impact critical aspects of reproductive care. Her expertise includes representing the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Pediatric Association, the American Public Health Association, and numerous other leading medical organizations as amici curiae in various courts, including the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 9th, and DC Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. Recently, Ms. Selden has represented one of three remaining clinics in Louisiana, in ground-breaking litigation challenging Louisiana’s TRAP laws and in unprecedented mandamus review in the 5th Circuit, and successfully invoked Texas anti-discrimination law for the first time ever to win an injunction and reinstatement of doctors in Texas stripped of their hospital admitting privileges. Ms. Selden’s work in this area has been recognized in major publications including, “Big Law Pro Bono Takes on ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Restrictions” Bloomberg Law (2019); “5th Circuit Won't Block Sweeping New Challenge to Abortion Regulations” The AmLaw Litigation Daily; and “Against a Tidal Wave, Law Firms Fight for Reproductive Rights” The American Lawyer (2019).
Ms. Selden joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2011. From January 2003 to January 2004, she clerked for the Hon. Denise Cote, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Selden received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2001. At Yale, she was the co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities and a director of the Morris Tyler Moot Court Competition. She received a B.A. summa cum laude from Amherst College in 1998, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and winner of the Densmore Barry Collins Prize in Political Science.
In 2004 and 2005, Ms. Selden was an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Toledo, where she taught Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure and Criminal Law. Her research focused on securities law, in particular on interdisciplinary analysis of the adequacy of laws designed to prevent and prosecute malfeasance in the financial markets.
Ms. Selden is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court. She has served as a member of the Federal Practice Task Force of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and as Co-Chair of the Section’s 2010 Annual Conference. Ms. Selden is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Fiction. Ms. Selden was featured in a documentary on the New York Times website, “Great Expectations for Female Lawyers” (2013), a follow-up from a 2001 New York Times Magazine article in which 21 women lawyers at Debevoise were profiled and interviewed about the career prospects for women in law firms.
Shannon Rose Selden律师领导德普的资产管理诉讼业务团队，是私募股权业务团队的联合协调人。Selden律师的执业领域很广泛，她代表作为原告和被告的对冲基金和私募股权基金客户应对复杂而高风险的诉讼。Selden律师在美国州和联邦法院作为主要律师出庭，经验丰富，处理各类涉及资产管理公司的事务，包括合并、证券、合同、公司治理、信义义务、融资和债务重组的纠纷和争议。Selden律师被《美国钱伯斯》（Chambers USA）（2022年）评为商业诉讼领域杰出律师，指出她是“一位杰出的律师和战略顾问”以及“一位非常善于分析和创造性的思想家”。并获得《美国法律500强》（The Legal 500 US）(2022年)的推荐——该杂志报道称，她提供具有“战略性、针对性、洞见性”的法律意见，她是一位“顶尖的杰出律师”。Selden律师被《法律360》（Law 360）评为资产管理领域的“最具价值律师”，“明星诉讼律师”，被《基准诉讼》（Benchmark Litigation）评为“250位顶尖女性诉讼律师”之一。Selden律师及同事还荣获《法律360》“年度最佳资产管理业务团队”和“年度最佳私募股权业务团队”称号。她已经入选了Creain’s New York Business（2020年）“法律界杰出女性”榜单。她曾入围Euromoney“2018年商业法领域优秀女性”奖项的“私募股权最佳”候选名单。
Selden是律师特殊情况团队的成员，专长处理复杂的杠杆交易，包括处理与 SunEdison、Westinghouse Air Brake Company、RadioShack、American Apparel、Lehman Brothers 和 Madoff 破产相关的一些最重要的案件。
Selden律师在美国生殖权利诉讼领域的最前沿从事重要的公益法律援助，针对影响生殖保健关键方面的州和联邦法律提供辩护。 她的专长包括代表美国医学会、美国妇产科医师学会、美国儿科协会、美国公共卫生协会和众多其他领先的医疗组织在多个法院担任法庭之友（包括第二、第五、第六、第九和哥伦比亚特区巡回上诉法院，以及美国最高法院）。最近，Selden律师在挑战路易斯安那州 TRAP法律的突破性诉讼和第五巡回法院史无前例的职务执行复审中代表路易斯安那州仅存的三家堕胎诊所之一，并首次成功援引德克萨斯州反歧视法赢得禁令，恢复了德克萨斯州医生的患者接纳特权。 Selden律师在此领域的工作获得主要出版物的认可，包括：“Big Law针对“心跳”堕胎限制提供公益法律援助”，《彭博法律》（2019年）；“第五巡回法院不会阻止对堕胎法规的全面新挑战”，《美国法律诉讼日报》（2019年）；以及“逆流而动，律师事务所争取生殖权利”，《美国律师》（2019年）。
Selden律师于2001年加入本所，并于2011年成为合伙人。从2003年1月至2004年1月，她是纽约南区联邦地区法院法官Denise Cote的助理。Selden律师于2001年从耶鲁大学法学院获得了法律博士（J.D.）学位。在校时，她担任《耶鲁法律与人文期刊》（Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities）的联合主编，以及“莫里斯泰勒模拟法庭比赛”（Morris Tyler Moot Court Competition）的负责人。她于1998年以最优等成绩从阿姆赫斯特学院（Amherst College）获得文学士学位。在校期间，她是Phi Beta Kappa的成员，也是Densmore Barry Collins政治科学奖得主。
Selden律师具有纽约南区联邦地区法院、美国联邦第二、第五、第六和第九巡回上诉法院，以及美国最高法院的出庭资格。她曾是美国律师协会诉讼部的联邦诉讼工作组成员，还是该部2010年年会联合主席。Selden律师是美国“国家法律与经济公平中心”（National Center for Law and Economic Justice）的董事会成员，以及“小说中心”（Center for Fiction）的董事会成员。Selden律师出演了《纽约时报》网站的一部纪录片《女性律师的远大前程》（“Great Expectations for Female Lawyers”）（2013年）。该片是《纽约时报》2001年发表的一篇文章之后续，文章介绍了德普的21位女律师，并就律所女律师的职业前景对她们进行了采访。