Sharon defends clients in a range of commercial litigation matters – including high-exposure, complex litigation, often in the financial services industry – and counsels clients on how to avoid litigation or minimize their litigation risk.

Overview

Sharon also handles class action litigation and appellate litigation for a range of clients. Sharon also helps clients navigate situations in which they are unable to perform their contracts due to unforeseeable events like epidemics and extreme weather conditions (force majeure events). She advises clients on how to draft their contracts to minimize their litigation risks.

Additionally, Sharon represents medical care providers in overpayment and False Claims Act disputes and other litigation matters.

Experience

Sharon represents several large companies in high-exposure cases brought by the Minnesota Attorney General for alleged violations of consumer protection and public nuisance laws.

Sharon has represented over a dozen banks and mortgage lenders in multimillion dollar suits brought by large private purchasers of mortgage loans, seeking indemnification in connection with settlements they made with RMBS Trustees and government-sponsored entities.

Sharon represents a health care provider in an overpayment dispute.

Sharon represents a loan servicer in an indemnity action brought by a purchaser of distressed loans.

Sharon has advised dozens of clients on how to navigate force majeure events.

Sharon has advised dozens of clients on how to minimize their risk of liability arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sharon represents a property and casualty insurer in a class action involving allegations of improper labor depreciation.

Sharon represents dozens of clients in contract disputes.

Sharon represented a defendant in a mortgage loan repurchase action.

Sharon has worked on numerous appeals. Sharon was a judicial clerk on the Minnesota Court of Appeals; she was an adjunct professor of appellate advocacy at St. Thomas Law School; and she coordinates Stinson-Minneapolis's pro bono appeals program.

Sharon serves on the board of MN Adopt.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"COVID-19 and Force Majeure, Impossibility of Performance, Frustration of Purpose," Missouri Bankers Association, November 6, 2020

Publications

"Force Majeure and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)," Stinson's Government Contracting Matters Blog, March 12, 2020

"Reducing Your Exposure in the Next Economic Downturn," The Missouri Banker, September 2019

Recognitions

Recognitions

Minnesota Lawyer Up & Coming Attorney, 2020

Recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2018 - 2020

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

MN Adopt, Board Member

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Minnesota Law Review, Editor
  • Order of the Coif

St. Olaf College, B.A., Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa
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