Press Release

Morgan Lewis Partner Elected to American Law Institute

Monday, December 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, December 18, 2017: Morgan Lewis partner Charlene (Chuck) Shimada has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI), a leading independent organization that produces critical scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law, including by preparation of Restatements of the Law.

ALI members, who include prominent judges, lawyers, and law professors, bring perspectives from a wide variety of legal concentrations and play a principal role in assisting the institution in better adapting the law to social needs and securing the better administration of justice, and with scholarly and scientific legal work. Ms. Shimada joins 43 other new members of the latest class chosen from across the country.

“I am deeply impressed by the variety and substance of the achievements of our new members,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “It is important that diversity of experience and perspective is reflected in the Institute’s membership. We look forward to working with these wise and accomplished lawyers, judges and academics who are committed to the important work of the ALI.”

In her practice, Ms. Shimada concentrates on securities litigation defense, corporate governance, class actions, and complex commercial litigation. She represents issuing corporations, officers and directors, underwriters, and public accounting firms, not only in private litigation, but also in federal and state government investigations and proceedings.

Most recently, Ms. Shimada was named by Benchmark Litigation as one of its distinguished Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2017. She has also been recognized by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.