Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas is beefing up its employment law practice with the acquisition of Shannon S. Pierce, a seasoned litigator who joins the firm from Paul Hastings LLP in Palo Alto, Calif. Ms. Pierce comes to Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas, one of the largest law firms in the Southwest, as of counsel.
Ms. Pierce practices primarily in the areas of employment defense and commercial litigation. Licensed in both Nevada and California, she has nearly a decade of experience litigating on behalf of management concerning claims of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, leaves of absence, and other traditional employment and commercial litigation.
Also known for representing international technology companies in offensive and defensive litigation concerning employee mobility, predatory workforce raiding and trade secret misappropriation, Ms. Pierce possesses unique knowledge of computer forensics that enables her to assist management in quickly identifying and addressing corporate data theft by employees.
She has also successfully worked to prevent unionization at a San Francisco-based workplace and provided counsel to management regarding social media issues impacted by the National Labor Relations Act.
Ms. Pierce earned her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she received the Witkin Award in Employment Law and joined the Order of the Coif. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Ms. Pierce lives with her husband and children in Sparks, Nev.