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)