Shawn Gebhardt is a litigation associate in the firm’s Chicago office whose practice includes complex commercial litigation, including auditor liability, class actions, securities litigation, contract disputes, and other matters.
Mr. Gebhardt has experience in matters at the pre-trial, trial, and appellate stages of litigation. He has submitted briefs to, and has argued before, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Gebhardt is an active participant in the firm’s pro bono program and has represented indigent clients in a variety of civil rights matters, including a claim for injunctive relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and a habeas corpus appeal.
Mr. Gebhardt serves as a summer associate advisor and is currently involved in Winston & Strawn’s Mentoring Program. Mr. Gebhardt is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. During his graduate studies Mr. Gebhardt was appointed by Missouri Governor Bob Holden to serve as the Student Representative to the University of Missouri Board of Curators, the University of Missouri System’s governing body.
Mr. Gebhardt received a B.A. in 2003 and a M.A. in 2005 in Economics from the University of Missouri — Kansas City. He received a J.D. in 2008 from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was senior publishing editor of the California Law Review. Mr. Gebhardt served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (2007).
Speeches and Publications
- “Full Faith and Credit for Status Records: A Reconsideration of Gardiner,” California Law Review, 97 Calif. L. Rev. 1419 (2009).