Shannon Ramirez Bajin
Counsel

[email protected] | P (202) 640-6586

Shannon Ramirez Bajin is a litigator and crisis manager with extensive experience in high-stakes investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation. Shannon has particular expertise in transnational and conflict-of-law matters, subjects on which she also teaches. She also has substantial experience with the legal and policy issues that arise at the nexus of technology, national security, law enforcement, and privacy.

Shannon has litigated complex criminal and civil cases from inception through trial and appeal. She has successfully represented the CEO of a privately held, international company while he was involved in or subject to whistleblower suits and government investigations in other jurisdictions, defended the CEO of a Fortune Global 500 company in an investigation conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Authority and U.S. Department of Justice, and petitioned for a U.S. citizen to get sentencing credit for time served in a Mexican prison.

Shannon also has extensive experience with campus misconduct cases.  She has directed internal investigations and advised complainants, respondents, and university administrators in Title IX and campus disciplinary matters at several universities. She has also represented professors and universities in investigations conducted by state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Prior to joining KaiserDillon, Shannon served as counsel at a white-collar defense boutique in Atlanta. Before that, she was diplomatic liaison for the New York City Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, where she worked with the New York City Police Department, various city agencies, and the U.S. Department of State on issues involving security, diplomatic immunity, and host country relations at the United Nations.

Shannon is an adjunct professor of law at Emory University School of Law, where she teaches Transnational Criminal Litigation and Advanced White-Collar Defense. She is currently pursuing a Master of Laws in Technology Law & Policy from Georgetown University Law Center. Fluent in Spanish and French, Shannon studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, France.

Shannon is licensed to practice in Maryland; the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

*Pending approval of application for admission to D.C. Bar. Practice supervised by D.C. Bar members pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8).

Education
  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center (expected 2024)
  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law
  • M.A., American University, School of International Service
  • B.A., New York University
Government Service
  • Clerkship, The Honorable Andre M. Davis, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (cancelled due to Judge’s early retirement)
  • Clerkship, The Honorable Roger W. Titus, United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Clerkship, The Honorable Charles B. Day, United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Shannon Ramirez Bajin
Counsel

[email protected] | P (202) 640-6586

Justin Dillon Publishes Op-Ed in the Washington Examiner: Biden’s Title IX changes would roll back fairness and due process on campus

Justin Dillon Interviewed by Doug McKelway at The Washington Examiner: The Future of Title IX: A Conversation with Justin Dillon

Justin Dillon Coauthors Opinion for USA Today: Ending due process: Reinstating Catherine Lhamon at the Dept. of Education is a mistake

Justin Dillon Coauthors Opinion for the National Review: Why Does Joe Biden Hate Due Process?

Justin Dillon Quoted in New York Times: DeVos’s Rules Bolster Rights of Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Justin Dillon Coauthors Opinion for the National Review: Coronavirus Is No Excuse to Delay the Education Department’s New Title IX Regulations

Justin Dillon Publishes Opinion for The Chronicle of Higher Education: New Title IX Proposal Would Restore Fairness in Sexual-Misconduct Cases

Law 360 – “Handling Corporate Congressional Probes In The Trump Era” co-authored by Bill Pittard

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon in The Washington Post: The Education Department wants to make campus sexual misconduct hearings fairer. It should go further.

Law360 – “The Latest On Sexual Harassment Reform On The Hill” by Bill Pittard

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed for The Washington Post: Lawyers: DeVos is bringing due process to campus sexual assault cases

Justin Dillon Quoted in The Washington Post: Kushner to face intel committee on Monday behind closed doors

Law 360 – “When Russia Investigations Collide” by Bill Pittard

Justin Dillon Coauthors Op-Ed for The Harvard Crimson: The Hidden Perils of Affirmative Consent Policies

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed: Minnesota’s Failed Football Boycott Was a Blow to Fairness in Campus Sexual Assault Hearings

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Los Angeles Times: Absurdity Reigns in Campus Sexual Assault Trials.

Justin Dillon Publishes Op-Ed on Lawnews.com: Why We Are Suing the Government on Behalf of Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Matt Kaiser Guest Blogs on Washington Legal Foundation The Legal Pulse: Overcriminalization Timeline: Mens Rea, Public Welfare Offenses and Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish an Editorial in the Los Angeles Times: How to Punish Campus Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in The Washington Times: Being an Executive is not a Crime

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish Editorial in LA Times: Why It’s Unfair for Colleges to Use Outside Investigators in Rape Cases.

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in the National Law Journal: The DOJ’s Crackdown on White-Collar Crime Creates ‘Cruel Alternative’

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish Op-ed in The Weekly Standard: The Campus Sex Scene: How Congress Can Make It Worse

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-ed in The Washington Post: We’ve defended lots of campus sexual assault cases, so we know just how unfair they are

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in Baltimore Sun: A Minimum of Reform

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in San Diego Union-Tribune: California Bill Won’t Solve Sexual Assault Problem on Campus

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Boston Herald: College Courts Flunks Fairness Test

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Article for Time Magazine: Some Rules about Consent are “Unfair” to Male Students”

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish an Editorial in the Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Opinion for The Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times: The Rights of the Accused

Jennifer Short authors “The False Claims Act,” and “Settling With The Government,” in The Corporate Compliance Answer Book 2010 by the Practicing Law Institute in June 2010.

Publication by Jennifer Short appears in the Holland & Knight Health Law and Life Science Alert, titled “Health Care Reform: While Debate Rages, Enforcement Proposals Take Shape.” This article was published August 2009.

In May 2009, Jennifer Short pens and publishes an article titled “President Obama Signs Landmark Anti-Fraud Bill Into Law,” in the Holland & Knight Government Contracts Alert.

Shannon Ramirez Bajin
Counsel

[email protected] | P (202) 640-6586

Shannon Ramirez Bajin
Counsel

[email protected] | P (202) 640-6586

Shannon Ramirez Bajin
Counsel

[email protected] | P (202) 640-6586