Shira R. Liu
Areas of Practice
Stanford Law School, J.D., 2010; Executive Editor, Stanford Law Review; Gerald Gunther Prizes in Constitutional Law, Torts and Corporations; Supreme Court Litigation Clinic; Environmental Law Clinic; Kirkwood Moot Court Competition.
Harvard University, A.M., Statistics, 2005
Harvard University, A.B., magna cum laude, Economics, 2005; Phi Beta Kappa, Detur Prize
Hon. A. Wallace Tashima, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2011-2012
Shira Liu’s practice focuses on antitrust and general commercial litigation.
Ms. Liu represented a major credit card network in connection with antitrust claims by merchants and the Department of Justice arising from the network’s contractual provisions with merchants. In the summer of 2014, Ms. Liu was part of a team that defended the network in a seven-week bench trial against claims by the Department of Justice relating to those provisions
Other representative matters include:
- Advising a health insurance company on the state and federal antitrust law implications of health care provider concentration.
- Prosecuting and defending against discovery proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 in the Chevron-Ecuador international dispute.
- Working as part of the trial team prosecuting a false advertising claim on behalf of a major information technology company against a competitor and defending against the competitor’s breach of contract and other claims.
- Representing a survivor of Guatemala’s genocide of indigenous Mayans in an application for asylum.
- Representing a minor in a federal habeas petition arguing that the state’s use of statements he made before receiving Miranda warnings was unconstitutional.
Ms. Liu graduated from Stanford Law School in 2010, where she served as Executive Editor of the Stanford Law Review. She also participated in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where she worked on a successful merits brief in Samantar v. Yousuf, in which the Supreme Court unanimously held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act does not protect a former Somali official from claims by torture victims under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act.
Ms. Liu concentrated her undergraduate studies in economics with a focus on industrial organization. After completing her Master’s Degree in Statistics, Ms. Liu was an analyst at Cornerstone Research, where she provided economic and financial analysis to economists testifying as experts in antitrust, securities and intellectual property litigation.
BSF to Spearhead Defense of American Express in DOJ Suit (Firm Newsletter Spring 2011)
Summer Law Intern, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division