Director of Business Continuity
Office Administrator, Las Vegas
- Montclair State University
- American College of Business
Shannon serves as the Firm’s Director of Business Continuity. She manages the Firm’s Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Plan to ensure the Firm is prepared and ready to efficiently and effectively manage unforeseen natural and man-made incidents with the least adverse impact to the daily operation of the Firm. Her responsibilities include ongoing review and updates to the BC/DR Plan, creating and testing a variety of scenarios which require activation of the Plan, forming and leading a team of employees to assist with both testing the Plan and implementing an actual incident response, and developing and maintaining a Firm-wide crisis communication system and protocol. The BC/DR Plan includes procedures that take into account the Firm’s business, employees, and clients.
Shannon also serves as the Las Vegas Office Administrator. She manages the day-to-day operations of the office, including all administrative staffing, orientation and integration of new attorneys and employees, facility management, coordination of vendors, subtenant management, new matter report and conflict check oversight, and event planning. In addition to these Las Vegas office focused responsibilities, Shannon also manages the administration of the Firm’s Executive Committee.
Prior to joining McDonald Carano, Shannon served as a Director of Administration for the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce in California where she worked directly with the President and Vice President of the non-profit organization. Continuing her non-profit background, for 16 years Shannon has worked with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), prominent attorneys, and local and federal judges in conducting an annual Deposition Skills program at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The NITA program is designed to provide training and development of skilled and ethical legal advocates to improve the adversarial justice system.
Shannon has been in the legal services industry for nearly twenty years. At McDonald Carano, attorneys, staff, clients, vendors, and numerous local business and community organizations rely on her as a trusted and experienced resource.
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