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Hannah Shanks-Parkin focuses her practice on appellate, securities and financial litigation and arbitration, commercial business disputes, and trusts and estates matters. She has experience representing clients in litigation in state and federal courts, as well as in appellate matters before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal. Ms. Shanks-Parkin’s appellate experience also includes motion and writ practice in state and federal appellate courts.


  • Appellate
  • Securities & financial litigation and arbitration, including FINRA arbitration
  • Business litigation
  • Trusts and estates
  • Products liability litigation



  • Represented major financial institution throughout multi-year action in which Plaintiff sought $88 million for alleged breach of fiduciary duty and aiding and abetting various wrongful conduct by third parties. Jury found no liability after a four-week trial. 
  • Represented major financial institution and broker in FINRA arbitration in which Claimants sought more than $5 million in damages for alleged breach of fiduciary duty and negligence, obtaining full defense verdict after week-long arbitration hearing.
  • Represented fast food franchisee before California Court of Appeal in obtaining complete reversal of multimillion-dollar arbitration award against it.
  • Represented tour provider before California Court of Appeal in affirming jury trial verdict awarding more than $2.3 million in damages.
  • Obtained dismissal of anti-SLAPP action in trust case for major financial institution.
  • Represented major financial institution in wire fraud action, obtaining full dismissal with prejudice.
  • Obtained summary judgment for manufacturer in false advertising case.
  • Obtained dismissal at the pleading stage of products liability purported class action against major pharmacy chain.
  • Represented major automobile manufacturer in multiple fraud actions pending throughout California.
  • Summer Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, May 2014-July 2014
  • Extern, Hon. Arthur Alarcon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, August 2014-December 2014 
  • Extern, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, January 2014-April 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Advisory Board, Garden School Foundation
  • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2015
    • Order of the Coif
    • Senior Research Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
    • Member, Scott Moot Court 
  • B.A., Journalism, Spanish, cum laude, University of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College, 2006
  • Law Clerk, Long Beach City Attorney, June 2013-August 2013

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Spanish, Proficient