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Christine A. Scheuneman

Christine A. Scheuneman

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Los Angeles, CA, USA

CHRISTINE A. SCHEUNEMAN is a Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in its Los Angeles office.  Ms. Scheuneman represents many of the nation’s leading corporations and financial institutions, as well as many preeminent international companies. She represents clients in complex business, class action and commercial matters, including financial services, antitrust and unfair business practices, and securities litigation.

A litigator and trial attorney, Ms. Scheuneman regularly represents clients in class action matters and has published and spoken extensively on issues affecting class action litigation.  Most recently, she was recognized in Legal 500 US, Antitrust – Civil Litigation/Class Actions (2016).

Ms. Scheuneman has served a number of public and private entity clients as outside counsel supervisor of their litigation and other matters nationally.  As a core team member of Pillsbury’s Crisis Management Team, Ms. Scheuneman works with clients to strategically manage liability crisis events.

Ms. Scheuneman has an active pro bono practice, leading the firm’s work and projects for the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (“DV LEAP”).  The firm recently received the LEAP for Justice Award (2016) from DV LEAP. In addition, she was of record on two amicus briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States supporting the prevailing parties in opinions issued on June 27, 2016, in Voisine v. United States (representing DV LEAP, Aequitas: the Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women, and Future Without Violence) and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (representing sixteen leading historians whose research focuses on the lives of women in the United States.  The brief provided historical perspective on laws purporting to protect women, highlighting that such laws have often had the effect of restricting women’s choices and constraining their liberty and equality – the “Historians Brief”).

Ms. Scheuneman serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Real Estate at the University of California – Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business.  She serves on the Board of Trustees of Cottey College, an independent liberal arts and sciences college for women, and its Institute for Women’s Leadership, Social Responsibility and Global Awareness. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Orange County, where she is member of the Executive Committee.  Ms. Scheuneman has achieved the designation of Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Ms. Scheuneman is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, the University of Kansas, and Cottey College.  She is admitted to the bars of Illinois and California.

Christine A. Scheuneman is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Overcoming Exhaustion Issues in Class Action Litigation to Protect the Civil Rights of Developmentally Disabled Students Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, A Case Study - California Special Education Law 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Payne v. Peninsula School District, 635 F.3d 863 (9th Cir. 2011) - California Special Education Law 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, 137 S.Ct. 743 (2017) - California Special Education Law 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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