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Nelson Mullins Adds FinTech Pro From Polsinelli

January 20, 2021

Nelson Mullins Adds FinTech Pro From Polsinelli
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Kieran J. Shanahan

Kieran J. Shanahan

Partner

GlenLake One
4140 Parklake Avenue
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
kieran.shanahan@nelsonmullins.com

Kieran Shanahan is a former federal prosecutor and an experienced litigator with extensive trial court experience in federal and state courts around the country. He is also a Certified Mediator with significant alternative dispute resolution experience. Kieran has earned a reputation as a tenacious litigator who is willing and able to tackle complex, high-stakes cases....

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Kieran Shanahan is a former federal prosecutor and an experienced litigator with extensive trial court experience in federal and state courts around the country. He is also a Certified Mediator with significant alternative dispute resolution experience. Kieran has earned a reputation as a tenacious litigator who is willing and able to tackle complex, high-stakes cases. His practice includes banking matters, business disputes, employment, and construction matters, as well as class action, administrative, and federal white-collar defense matters. He also handles corporate compliance, professional licensing, and internal investigations for professionals and corporations under regulatory scrutiny. Kieran also has substantial non-litigation experience, including providing general business, corporate, and banking advice to small and medium-size companies. 

Kieran J. Shanahan

His practice includes banking matters, business disputes, employment, and construction matters, as well as class action, administrative, and federal white-collar defense matters. He also handles corporate compliance, professional licensing, and internal investigations for professionals and corporations under regulatory scrutiny. Kieran also has substantial non-litigation experience, including providing general business, corporate, and banking advice to small and medium-size companies. 

Kieran Shanahan is a former federal prosecutor and an experienced litigator with extensive trial court experience in federal and state courts around the country. He is also a Certified Mediator with significant alternative dispute resolution experience. Kieran has earned a reputation as a tenacious litigator who is willing and able to tackle complex, high-stakes cases.... His practice includes banking matters, business disputes, employment, and construction matters, as well as class action, administrative, and federal white-collar defense matters. He also handles corporate compliance, professional licensing, and internal investigations for professionals and corporations under regulatory scrutiny. Kieran also has substantial non-litigation experience, including providing general business, corporate, and banking advice to small and medium-size companies. 

Experience

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Previous Professional Experience

  • Secretary, North Carolina Department of Public Safety
  • Eastern District of North Carolina, Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Northern District of Georgia, Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Partner, full-service, global law firm 

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, JD
    • Holderness Moot Court Bench
    • Editor, North Carolina Journal of International Law
  • East Carolina University, BS, cum laude

Admissions

  • Georgia, 1982
  • North Carolina, 1986
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2013–2021) 
  • Irish Legal 100 (2016, 2020, 2021)
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Litigation (2021)
  • Charlotte Magazine Top Attorneys in North Carolina (2019)
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2011–2020)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers* (2007–2010, 2018–2021)
  • The Order of the Long Leaf Pine; awarded to those who display exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities. Kieran, and his wife Tina, both received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2016.
  • Lawyers Weekly Leaders in Law (2012)
  • Business Leader Magazine “Impact Leader” in the Legal Community (2008)
  • Directors Award, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (1989)
  • Business Leader of the Year Award, Business Services Division (2009)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • The Federalist Society
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • American Heart Association, Triangle Heart Ball, Chair 2016 Heart Ball, Vice Chair 2015 Heart Ball 
  • Bennett College for Women, Past Member Board of Trustees
  • Capital Area Republican Club, Past President
  • Centennial Authority, Board Member
  • East Carolina University, Past Chair, Past Vice Chair Board of Trustees
  • N.C. Property Rights Coalition, Chair & Founder
  • N.C. Property Rights Foundation, Chair & Founder
  • N.C. Republican Party, Past Finance Chair
  • Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, Past Chair Board of Directors
  • Raleigh City Council (four terms)
  • Republican National Convention Delegate (2004, 2008, 2012, 2020)
  • The 200 Club of Wake County, Member
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