Megan W. Shaner

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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 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.