Charlene S. Shimada


Charlene (Chuck) Shimada’s practice concentrates on securities litigation defense, corporate governance, class actions, and complex commercial litigation. Chuck represents issuing corporations, officers and directors, underwriters, and public accounting firms, not only in private litigation, but also in government investigations and proceedings. Based on her professional achievement and demonstrated interest in improving the law, she has been elected to The American Law Institute. Chuck was also named the 2022 Lawyer of the Year in Securities/Capital Markets Law in San Francisco by The Best Lawyers in America and recognized among the distinguished Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2017–2020 and as a 2021–2023 Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.