Shannon's primary practice focus is complex litigation involving compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) Extension Act of 2007. Shannon also practices in the areas of toxic tort defense, premises liability, and general litigation.
Shannon has extensive experience advising global, national, and local energy and chemical companies with settlement and litigation issues related to Medicare Secondary Payer Act obligations and compliance, including: identification and resolution of Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plan (including first-tier and downstream entitites) conditional payment and reimbursement obligations; evaluation of potential interests of Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans in settlement funds or personal injury awards paid to plaintiffs; identification and minimization of risks of potential future Medicare-related litigation and penalties and fines stemming from payments to Medicare beneficiaries; and evaluation of Section 111 registration and reporting obligations.
Shannon is certified by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE) as a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer (CMSP) Professional. The CMSP certification is designed to identify those professionals who work within the workers' compensation and liability insurance industry and have demonstrated superior knowledge and skills in the field of Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance.
Shannon has also represented and defended Fortune 10 global energy companies in disputes involving toxic tort exposure, personal injury from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM), oil field legacy sites, wetlands loss, and environmental contamination. Shannon is skilled in the management of large-scale litigation and settlement dockets and has represented a joint defense group of oil and gas companies in NORM personal injury and property damage class action and mass joinder cases. Shannon's litigation experience also includes pharmaceutical litigation, consumer fraud, antitrust and RICO claims.
Shannon has been recognized since 2019 by Louisiana Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star.
Shannon received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2012 where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review and a William L. Crowe Sr. Scholar. She was involved in the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Programs and was named an Outstanding Advocate at the 19th Annual Chief Judge Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Memorial Moot Court Competition. Prior to joining a firm, Shannon was a judicial intern for Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the United States District Court for the Eastern District.