Shawn Hansen is an associate in the Finance Department of the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. His practice focuses on corporate restructurings, chapter 11 reorganizations, and distressed mergers and acquisitions, as well as general finance and corporate matters.

Mr. Hansen received his JD from UCLA School of Law. While in law school, he served as an associate editor for the UCLA Law Review.

Mr. Hansen’s experience includes advising:

  • Imerys Talc America, a mining company with North American talc operations that filed chapter 11 to manage its talc-related personal injury litigation and pursue a section 524(g)/105(a) channeling injunction
  • Wood fibre processing company Rentech, Inc. in its liquidating chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in Delaware
  • Biotech company BIND Therapeutics, Inc. in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in Delaware, including the sale of all of its assets
  • Ad hoc group of secured noteholders and debtor-in-possession lenders led by DDJ Capital Management in the Real Industry, Inc. bankruptcy cases, including the acquisition by the noteholders of substantially all of the company’s assets (US$450 million)
  • A stalking horse bidder, in the acquisition of a provider of printing services, via a section 363 sale

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
    summa cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English