Shannon Huygens represents employers in litigation on a broad range of employment matters arising under federal and state laws, including:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Family and medical leave
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Unfair competition

Shannon frequently appears in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and local agencies governing employment law disputes.

Shannon's practice also focuses on litigation avoidance and she routinely counsels employers on regulatory compliance, discipline, termination and other best workplace practices.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


American Bar Association


West Virginia Bar Association


Federal Court and Civil Litigation Sections

Allegheny County Bar Association


Named, Pennsylvania Rising Star for Employment Law Litigation


National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Pittsburgh Chapter


Recipient, Make the Connection Award

News, Analysis & Press

Local Ordinance Prohibits Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


Pittsburgh Human Resources Association

September 2009

Preparing For a Pandemic

The Pennsylvania Lawyer

Pennsylvania Bar Association

September/October 2008

Preparing for a Pandemic

The Pennsylvania Lawyer

September 1, 2008

The Lessons of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.


Pittsburgh Human Resources Association

July 2007

Speaking Engagements

Assessing the Risk of Employee Discipline and Termination Decisions

PHRA Employment Law Day, Pittsburgh, PA

December 12, 2019

How to Win (or Defend Against) Summary Judgment Motions in Employment Cases

Pennsylvania Bar Institute

February 10, 2015

When Can An Employer Terminate an Employee For Comments Made on a Social Networking Site

PHRA Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

October 8, 2014

The Employee From Hell

Charleston, WV

October 10, 2012

The Employee from Hell

February 8, 2012

Social Media in the Workplace

Pittsburgh Human Resources Association

October 4, 2011

Introduction to Employment Law

West Virginia Bar Association

April 7, 2011

H1N1 Flu: Preparing the Workplace for a Pandemic

Pittsburgh, PA

October 14, 2009

Human Resource Law Update

National Business Institute

September 27, 2007

Family and Medical Leave Act in Pennsylvania

Lorman Education Services

December 5, 2006

Advanced Topics in the Family and Medical Leave Act

Lorman Education Services

April 27, 2006


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2000cum laude

Foro di appartenenza

West Virginia


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan