Shaun Paisley



470 James Street Suite 007 New Haven, CT 06513



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Shaun is a business litigator with more than a decade of experience working on high-stakes cases for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and in arbitration.  A generalist, Shaun has experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including consumer class actions, breach of contract cases, and employment disputes.  Shaun also has extensive appellate experience, having briefed and won appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court, several federal Courts of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, and the California Court of Appeal.  Most notably, in DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, 136 S. Ct. 463 (2015), Shaun successfully represented DIRECTV in its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the enforceability of arbitration agreements.

Before joining Koning Zollar LLP, Shaun was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a leading international law firm, and the founder of Paisley Law, a law practice in New Haven, Connecticut.


  • UCLA Law School - 2006

    • Order of the Coif

    • Law Review

  • University of Glasgow School of Law (UK)

    • LL.B. (Hons.), 2001


  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star (2013-2019)

Representative matters* (Clients in bold)

  • DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, 136 S. Ct. 463 (2015)

  • Eike v. Allergan, Inc., 850 F.3d 315 (7th Cir. 2017) (representing Pfizer Inc.)

  • Murphy v. DirecTV, Inc., 724 F.3d 121 (9th Cir. 2013)

  • Raskas v. Johnson & Johnson, 719 F.3d 884 (8th Cir. 2013) (representing Pfizer Inc.)

  • Cappuccitti v. DirecTV, Inc., 623 F.3d 1118 (11th Cir. 2010)

  • Cohen v. DIRECTV, Inc., 178 Cal. App. 4th 966 (2009)

  • Ferrie v. DirecTV, LLC, 2016 WL 183474 (D. Conn. Jan. 12, 2016)

  • Arroyo v. Pfizer Inc., 2013 WL 415607 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 31, 2013)

  • Consolidated Smart Systems, Inc. v. DIRECTV, Inc. (Complete defense arbitration award listed as one of the top California defense verdicts of 2012 by the Daily Journal)

* (includes work done at prior law firms)

BARS / COURT ADMIssIONS / Memberships

  • California

  • Connecticut

  • Massachusetts

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • Northern District of California

  • Southern District of California

  • Central District of California

  • American Bar Association