Shannon Huygens

Associate Legal Counsel

Shannon has been a lawyer for the University of Pittsburgh since January of 2014.  Prior to coming to the University, Shannon was a Senior Associate at Littler Mendelson, P.C. from 2004 to 2013.  Her practice there included representing employers in discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge; defending intentional torts and wage and hour litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies; prosecuting unfair competition lawsuits against former employees and agents securing injunctive and monetary relief; participating in depositions, mediations, and both jury and bench trials; conducting training seminars for human resource professionals; counseling clients on hiring, discipline, discharge, harassment, disability and religious accommodation, and FMLA and FLSA compliance; and managing all West Virginia administrative charge work for a large national retailer.

Areas of Practice

Data Security and Electronic Discovery, Employment, Litigation (State and Federal)


  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. in Political Science and Linguistics (2000)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (2003)‚Äč

Professional Associations

  • Member, Federal Court Section and Women in the Law Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Speaker, Pittsburgh Human Resources Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Bar Membership

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of West Virginia

Administrative Assistant

Patricia G. Boehler