From representing victims of international terrorism to defending individuals against securities fraud charges, Shawn P. Naunton is an experienced litigator with a broad practice focused on complex civil and criminal litigation.
Shawn also serves as the managing partner of the firm’s New York office.
Shawn represents clients in complex business disputes, securities litigation, investigations, and enforcement actions. He has extensive experience litigating cases in federal and state courts, and representing clients in investigations by the Department of Justice, the New York County District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Attorney General, the SEC, and FINRA.
The Public Justice Foundation named Shawn one of its Trial Lawyers of the Year for 2016 in recognition of his work on behalf of victims of international terrorism in Linde v. Arab Bank plc—the first case in which a U.S. jury found a bank liable for funding a terrorist organization.
Shawn’s other recent trial victories include his successful defense of Gary Prince against charges of securities fraud by the SEC. During a three-week bench trial in federal court, Shawn’s cross-examination of eight of the 13 fact witnesses helped secure dismissal of all six charges of securities fraud against Mr. Prince.
Shawn also secured a significant trial victory in the Delaware Court of Chancery on behalf of a former officer of CIBC World Markets Corp. who sued to compel CIBC to advance defense costs for proceedings arising out of the officer’s employment by the brokerage house.