• University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2014) Order of the Coif
  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (M.A., 2014, Bioethics)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 2006, Economics and Political Science)
  • Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Hon. Cynthia Bashant, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • California

Shannon Coit focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. Ms. Coit represents clients in matters across an array of industries, including technology hardware and equipment, public utilities, legal practice, and finance.

Ms. Coit’s pro bono work includes drafting a certiorari-stage amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the California Supreme Court’s application of Batson v. Kentucky, which prohibits racial discrimination in jury selection.

Prior to joining Hueston Hennigan, Ms. Coit was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she handled complex commercial and securities litigation and represented corporations and small businesses in sensitive internal investigations and governmental inquiries. While at the firm, she received the 2016 Public Counsel Pro Bono Award for Consumer Law Project for her pro bono representation of international students who enrolled in a fraudulent U.S. flight school.

During law school, Ms. Coit spent her first summer externing with the Hon. Esther Salas in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and interned during her third year with the Defenders Association of Philadelphia through Penn Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic. She was also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Law.

Before attending law school, Ms. Coit served as a Legislative Correspondent to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and worked on several local and nationwide political campaigns.

Ms. Coit currently serves as a member of the Ninth Circuit Law Clerk Resources Group. As a former clerk at both the appellate and district court level, Ms. Coit welcomes any current or former clerks at any court within the Ninth Circuit to contact her regarding the group’s work.


Represent Southern California Edison and Edison International in litigation arising out of the 2017 Thomas Fire.

Represent a large accounting firm in an employment dispute.

Represent an international law firm in a legal malpractice matter.

Represented a leading fitness technology company in various matters, including in federal court litigation and arbitrations.

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Drafted pro bono, with the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, a certiorari-stage amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court advocating for the reversal of the California Supreme Court’s Batson v. Kentucky application in a capital case.

Represented a private investment firm in a commercial real estate dispute arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Represented a telecommunications company on a complex breach of contract claim, including filing counterclaims.

Represented an investment bank to secure settlement of claims relating to mortgage backed securities.

Assisted in securing a favorable settlement for an individual small business owner against a commercial real estate company.

Secured, in pro bono representation, a return of international students’ tuition payments to a fraudulent flight school.


  • 2016 Public Counsel Pro Bono Award for Consumer Law Project