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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. She has been elected to The American Law Institute. She also has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Super Lawyers and has been named by The Best Lawyers in America as the 2022 Lawyer of the Year in Securities/Capital Markets Law in San Francisco, and by Benchmark Litigation as one of its distinguished “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2017–2020 and as a 2021 “Local Litigation Star.”