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Shayne C. Stevenson

Shayne C. Stevenson

1918 8th Ave. #3300
Seattle, Washington 98101
United States

Telephone: 2066237292
Facsimile: (206) 623-0594
Firm: Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Practice Overview:
Hagens Berman represents whistleblowers under various programs at both the state and federal levels. All of these whistleblower programs, including under federal and state False Claims Act statutes, the SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs, and the IRS whistleblower program reward private citizens who blow the whistle on fraud.

District of Columbia
New York

Professional Profile:
Shayne Stevenson is a Partner at Hagens Berman and Head of the Whistleblower practice, a practice that is international in scope and includes several attorneys across our nine U.S. offices.

Mr. Stevenson graduated summa cum laude (first-in-class) from Gonzaga University and the Yale Law School. Mr. Stevenson, a former prosecutor, represents whistleblowers under federal and state False Claims Act statutes, the Dodd-Frank whistleblower programs of the SEC and the CFTC and the IRS whistleblower program. Mr. Stevenson is a frequent speaker and commentator in these areas of practice. He also represents plaintiffs and whistleblowers in retaliation actions, complex class actions and international human rights cases.

Following law school, Mr. Stevenson clerked for the Hon. Charles S. Haight, Jr., United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Hon. Betty B. Fletcher at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Stevenson has litigated and argued whistleblower and other cases in federal district courts and at the courts of appeal across the country. He has handled False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases against some of America’s largest financial companies, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, mortgage companies, government contractors and other companies engaged in fraud. Mr. Stevenson is currently handling several False Claims Act cases, many of them under seal, in both state and federal courts across the nation and several matters under the SEC, CFTC and IRS whistleblower programs representing whistleblowers from around the world.

Most recently, Mr. Stevenson represented two whistleblowers in separate actions against Bank of America that culminated in the historic $1 billion settlement between the Department of Justice and Bank of America challenging mortgage fraud. Both whistleblowers were rewarded for their whistleblowing. Mr. Stevenson currently represents market reform expert Haim Bodek in his whistleblowing matters before the SEC and otherwise.

Mr. Stevenson also litigates select human rights and other public interest matters, including litigation against the Rio Tinto mining conglomerate that reached the Supreme Court in 2013 in a suit under the Alien Tort Statute for war crimes and genocide on the island of Bougainville, in Papua New Guinea. He has also litigated and settled class-action cases on behalf of consumers and workers, and was previously a prosecutor who successfully tried several felony cases to juries and argued several cases in trial and appellate courts.

UndergraduateGonzaga UniversityB.A., Philosophy and Political Science1996
LawYale Law SchoolJ.D.2000