Brian Shea

Associate

  • JD, cum laude, William & Mary Law School, 2015; Editor-in-Chief, William & Mary Business Law Review
  • BA (Government), Dartmouth College, 2011

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2015
  • New Hampshire, 2015

Brian Shea

Associate

Brian is an associate in the firm’s strategic transactions group. Brian regularly represents public companies and financial institutions in connection with capital raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Brian worked as a corporate associate at another leading law firm focusing on the transactional needs of companies in the life sciences and technology sectors. Prior to that, he served as counsel to a Boston-based financial technology company where he managed the company’s fiduciary consulting services centered on antitrust and competition-based class actions, non-U.S. group litigations and other strategic opportunities impacting institutional investors.

While in law school, Brian served as Editor-in-Chief of the William & Mary Business Law Review. Before earning his law degree, Brian worked as a capital markets analyst for a leading global law firm based in New York.

Publications

  • “SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee Airs Concerns Over Multi-Tiered Offerings Following Snap’s IPO,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (May 2017)
  • Co-author, “Investors Must Better Utilize Delaware’s Appraisal Process,” Law360 (July 13, 2016)
  • Co-author, “The Evolving Fiduciary Landscape: Antitrust,” Law360 (May 10, 2016)
  • “Better Go It Alone: An Extension of Fiduciary Duties for Investment Fund Managers in Securities Class Action Opt-Outs,” William & Mary Business Law Review, Vol. 6 (2015)

Presentations

  • Speaker, “Class Action Best Practices for Asset Managers,” 18th Continuing Education Seminar of Independent Review Committees, hosted by Independent Review Inc., Toronto, Ontario (November 2016)
  • JD, cum laude, William & Mary Law School, 2015; Editor-in-Chief, William & Mary Business Law Review
  • BA (Government), Dartmouth College, 2011
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