Megan W. Shaner


Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Securities Regulation
Associate Professor of Law

B.S., magna cum laude, Drake University, 2002
J.D., with distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 2005

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 Business Associations, Contracts, Corporate Drafting, and Unincorporated Business Entities. Her scholarly interests lie in the areas of business associations (corporations, agency and partnerships, alternative entities), corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.

A member of the Delaware Bar, Professor Shaner has authored articles in the U.C. Davis Law Review, The Georgia State University Law Review, The Journal of Corporation Law, The University of Hawaii Law Review, and The Business Lawyer.  She is also the author of chapters in each of the Research Handbook on Mergers & Acquisitions and the Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation.

Professor Shaner earned her bachelor's degree from Drake University, and juris doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she served as an editor of the Iowa Law Review.