Sharon defends clients in high-exposure, complex litigation, often involving complex quantitative analysis. She focuses her representation on financial services clients.

Overview

Sharon also handles class action litigation and appellate litigation for a range of clients. She uses her quantitative analysis skills to assess damages theories, quantitative methods of proof, the quantitative impact of various arguments, potential exposure, and the appropriate legal strategy for each case.

Experience

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

Sharon represents a distributor in a contract dispute.

Sharon represented a defendant in a mortgage loan repurchase action.

She represented an egg producer in an antitrust class action.

Sharon represented an insurer in a consumer fraud putative class action. Sharon and her team obtained Rule 12 dismissal of all claims in a case of first impression in Minnesota.

She 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.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Publications

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

Recognitions

Recognitions

Recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2018 - 2019

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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