Sharon defends clients in a range of commercial litigation matters – including high-exposure, complex litigation, often involving financial services or consumer-protection claims – and counsels clients on how to minimize their litigation risk and prepare for force majeure events, supply shortages, and supply-chain disruptions.

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).

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

Experience

Class Actions and Consumer-Protection Litigation

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.

She represents several large companies in high-exposure putative class actions for alleged violations of consumer-protection laws.

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

Financial-Services Litigation

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.

She has represented a loan servicer in an indemnity action brought by a purchaser of distressed loans.

Represented a defendant in a mortgage loan repurchase action.

Sharon has represented multiple lenders against Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) claims.

Contract Negotiation and Litigation

Sharon has advised dozens of clients on how to navigate force majeure events and how to draft their contracts to minimize their risks in connection with force majeure events, supply shortages, and supply-chain disruptions

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

Other Experience

Sharon has represented multiple health care providers in overpayment disputes.

She has represented clients in multimillion dollar trust and estate litigation.

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's-Minneapolis pro bono appeals program.

Sharon is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Sharon chairs 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

Class Actions chapter of the Minnesota Business Disputes Deskbook, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education

"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 - 2021

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

MN Adopt, Board Chair

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

Clerkships

  • Minnesota Court of Appeals
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