Sopen Shah

Sopen Shah

Partner, Perkins Coie

Sopen Shah is an award-winning writer and experienced oral advocate. She has handled appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, ten federal circuit courts, and the Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Washington, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Idaho Supreme Courts. She won the State Bar of Wisconsin's biennial “Best Brief” award in 2020. In addition, Sopen has argued before the Seventh and Second Circuits, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, and the Washington State Board of Tax Appeals.

Sopen also litigates complex trial court cases across multiple areas such as antitrust, class actions, commercial disputes, constitutional law, corporate governance, environmental law, labor and employment, privacy, and regulation. Cases of particular note include a voting-rights case in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, a multimillion-dollar shareholder-dispute trial in Wisconsin circuit court, and a class action contract dispute in California superior court. She recently prevailed on a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction in the Western District of Washington. Sopen’s appellate experience enables her to anticipate possible outcomes in the early stages of a case.

Before joining the firm, Sopen argued Wisconsin’s high-profile criminal and civil appeals as a state deputy solicitor general. After graduating from Yale Law School, Sopen clerked for the Honorable Debra Ann Livingston, now-chief judge of the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Amul R. Thapar, then of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Before law school, Sopen was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and a financial analyst at Bloomberg.


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