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Sharon Lee
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Sharon Lee

Sharon M. Lee is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office. Sharon’s practice is focused primarily on representing investors in securities and financial fraud litigation matters. She also has leading role in evaluating securities matters and advising clients’ on their claims. Sharon has contributed to the prosecution of a number of the firm’s securities cases, including actions involving Qwest Communications International, Inc., Bank of America Corp., Celera Corp., A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd., BofI Holding, Inc., and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Before coming to Lieff Cabraser, Sharon was an attorney at a large plaintiffs’ class action law firm in New York, where she represented investors in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, merger litigation, and other shareholder litigation.

Sharon is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law where she served as an editor of The New York International Law Review and authored an article on China’s securities laws published therein. She earned her M.A. in East Asian Studies and a B.A. in Asian Studies, both from St. John’s University.

Sharon’s publications include “Post-Tellabs Treatment of Confidential Witnesses in Federal Securities Litigation,” 2 J. Sec. Law, Reg. and Compliance 205 (3d ed. 2009) (co-author). She has served on the Rapid Response Committee of the Board of the Asian Bar Association of Washington and as a member of the Washington State Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee.

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  • St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    J.D. – 2001
    Law Review: New York International Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor, 2000 – 2001
  • St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York
    M.A. – 1998
    Major: East Asian Studies
  • St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York
    B.A. – 1997
    Major: East Asian Studies
  • New York, 2002
  • Washington, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2015
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington (Co-Chair, Rapid Response Committee)
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Co-author, “Post-Tellabs Treatment of Confidential Witnesses in Federal Securities Litigation,” 2 J. Sec. Law, Reg. and Compliance 205, 3d ed., 2009
  • Author, “The Development of China’s Securities Regulatory Framework and the Insider Trading Provisions of the New Securities Law,” 14 N.Y. Int’l L.Rev. 1, 2001
  • “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2019-2021