Professor Shaner came to the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 2011 after serving as a senior associate at Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., in Wilmington, Delaware. While in private practice, Professor Shaner focused on litigation, as well as advisory and transactional matters, relating to Delaware corporations and alternative entities. Professor Shaner advised and represented corporations, officers, directors, board committees, stockholders and investors on matters involving the Delaware General Corporation Law and related issues of fiduciary duty arising in a wide variety of transactional and operational contexts, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, defensive planning, capital-raising transactions and stockholder meetings. Professor Shaner teaches contracts and agency and partnership law. Her scholarly interests lie in the areas of business associations (corporations, agency and partnerships, alternative entities), corporate governance, corporate restructuring and finance, and mergers and acquisitions. A member of the Delaware Bar, Professor Shaner has recently authored an article in The Business Lawyer. She is also a co-author of an article in the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems and a chapter in Shareholders' Rights: Jurisdictional Comparisons (1st ed. 2011). Professor Shaner earned her bachelor's degree from Drake University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and a member of Mortar Board, and juris doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she graduated with Distinction and served as Note and Comment Editor of the Iowa Law Review.
Contributions to Books
Chapter (with Susan J. Zachman), Shareholders' Rights (2011)
ABA Committee on Business and Corporate Litigation, Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation (2007)
ABA Committee on Business and Corporate Litigation, Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation (2006)
How a Case of "Bad Law, Bad Economics and Bad Policy" Positively Shaped Corporate Behavior (forthcoming), Akron Law Review (2013)
Revisiting Omnicare: What Does Its Status 10 Years Later Tell Us? (forthcoming), Journal of Corporation Law (2013)
Safe Harbor for Officer Reliance: Comparing the Approaches of the Model Act and Delaware’s General Corporation Law (with R. Franklin Balotti), Law & Contemporary Problems (2011)
Delaware Meeting Requirements: An Overview of Delaware-Specific Issues for Stockholders' Meetings (with John Mark Zeberkiewcz), Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation (2010)
Restoring the Balance of Power in Corporate Management: Enforcing an Officer's Duty of Obedience, Business Lawyer (2010)
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