Shannon Dunham represents companies of varying sizes in business and transactional matters, including the acquisition and sale of assets, and the negotiation of enterprise-level agreements, including software and content licensing, and other intellectual property-related agreements. She advises companies on their general operations and a host of business matters.
Backed by two decades of cable and telecommunications industry experience, including nine years at Charter Communications, Shannon led the legal support for divisional operations, mergers and acquisitions, and marketing practices for several years. She leverages that experience to serve her many communications industry clients today. In each instance, Shannon listens carefully to her clients and asks the right questions to gain a clear understanding of their business needs and goals. By integrating into the client’s operations, she is able to respond swiftly, identify issues and opportunities, and address operational issues effectively. Always striving for efficiency and risk avoidance, she takes a proactive approach, identifying concerns and proposing solutions before problems arise.
Representing multiple clients including several cable and communications companies, Shannon has extensive experience in negotiating consulting agreements, development and nondisclosure agreements, programming agreements, and other operational and transactional contracts. Her experience further extends to advising on procurement and consumer protection issues, developing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and ethics reporting programs, and handling retransmission consent negotiations. Further, she has led, managed, and coordinated interdisciplinary teams on numerous special projects.
Shannon maintains certain niche practices. She advises clients on advertising and promotions, and issues regarding sweepstakes, contests, and giveaways. As a long-time yoga and fitness instructor, Shannon brings firsthand knowledge in and experience in advising fitness centers on operations contracts, promotions, and general business issues.