Shawn F. Summers


Shawn F. Summers is an associate in the Litigation Department. As a Ballard Spahr summer associate, Shawn researched, wrote, and presented a memorandum on a claim preclusion defense for a major client in ten-figure litigation. He returned to the firm as an associate in time to help prepare for trial in that same case. As a summer associate, Shawn also researched, wrote, and presented a memorandum on an unsettled area of arbitration law, and his findings served as the basis of a practice-wide email advising clients. He also helped update a First Amendment legal handbook for reporters.

Before law school, Shawn worked as a software quality analyst, advising clients in the insurance, banking, and retail industries.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Internships

Hon. Robert B. Kugler, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Summer 2017



University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2019)
Online Managing Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Member, Penn Law National Moot Court Competition Team

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine (M.B.E. 2019)

Georgetown University (A.B. 2012)



U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania