About Shannon Pennock
“Trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.”
- — President James Madison
SHANNON PENNOCK has dedicated her law practice to helping those wrongfully injured seek justice and accountability. To this end, Shannon advocates for her clients in both state and federal venues. Shannon currently represents personal injury clients in state and federal court, and is also actively involved in national pharmaceutical and environmental litigations. In addition to her work advocating for injured tort victims, Shannon is proud to have successfully advocated and attained political asylum on behalf of her clients who have sought political asylum here in the United States.
Shannon has been involved in several pharmaceutical and environmental mass tort litigations involving thousands of people who were severely injured by either a defective device, drug or chemical exposure. Most recently, Shannon was part of a national team of lawyers that secured a $671 million settlement on behalf of clients severely injured by a chemical that had contaminated the Ohio River. In addition to this, Shannon has been appointed to the In re Proton-Pump Inhibitor Plaintiff’s Steering Committee and the In re Eliquis Plaintiff’s Steering Committee. She has been involved in numerous pharmaceutical trials and litigations including, among others, In re Fosamax, In re Actos, In re Accutane and In re Vioxx.
Prior to starting her own practice, Shannon was with the prestigious firm of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison, where she was an associate in the Corporate Restructuring Practice. Shannon left Paul Weiss to start a firm that would be dedicated to helping wrongfully injured people find justice and accountability.
Shannon graduated from Brooklyn Law School with honors and while at Brooklyn, Shannon was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review, and wrote her Law Review Note on the topic of mass tort complex litigation and the potential judicial tools presented by the All Writs Act. Shannon also pursued her passion for advocacy as a member of the Brooklyn Moot Court Honor Society. Shannon was honored for her academic achievements at Brooklyn Law School being selected as a Barry L. Zaretsky Fellow, a Carswell Merit Scholar, and Recipient of the Stuart and Anita Subotnick Foundation Endowed Scholarship, in addition to making Dean’s List.
During law school Shannon had the great privilege of interning for two United States District Court judges in the Eastern District of New York, the Honorable Nina Gershon and the Honorable Brian Cogan.
Shannon originally hails from Austin, Texas, and attended the University of Texas for her undergraduate studies where she was part of the University’s Liberal Arts Honors Program. Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with honors and wrote an honors thesis that explored the intersecting boundaries of law and science as they relate to the bioethics of genetic testing and procreation. Shannon was also a proud member of the Texas Mock Trial Team.
Shannon is actively involved in the legal community and is a Supporting Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute and an active member of the American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the New Jersey Association for Justice.
Shannon regularly writes and speaks on topics related to the practice of law and mass tort complex litigation.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
- Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 18-20, 2017
- 17th Annual Complex Litigation Symposium, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans, November 10, 2017
Awards and Affiliations
- United States Supreme Court
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court, District of New Jersey
- New York
- New Jersey