Brendan Linehan Shannon is a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Delaware. Judge Shannon received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. In addition to his Chapter 11 business reorganization docket, Judge Shannon also handles all Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases filed in the District of Delaware.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Shannon was a partner with Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP in Wilmington, Delaware. At Young Conaway, Judge Shannon primarily represented corporate debtors and official committees in Chapter 11 cases. Judge Shannon is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Rodney Inns of Court in Wilmington, Delaware.
Judge Shannon serves as an adjunct professor in the Bankruptcy L.L.M. Program at St. John’s University School of Law in New York and at Widener School of Law in Delaware. He serves on the Board of Editors of Collier on Bankruptcy (16th ed.) and is a contributing author for several chapters covering the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. He is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Council on Economic Education.