Shannon Kristjanson is engaged in a diverse business law practice, focusing on corporate/commercial, procurement, and national security law.
Shannon has been involved in a wide variety of transactions for both private and publicly-held companies including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and financings. She advises both government and private entities on issues related to public procurement and government contracts. Shannon is also a member of Fasken’s National Security Law practice group, advising clients on national security matters including requirements for government security clearances and dealing with controlled goods.
Shannon graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. During law school, she worked as a Research Assistant, focusing on legal ethics, and a Researcher for the Refugee Hub. She also worked as a caseworker in the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic’s Community Legal Education and Outreach Division and as a legal intern at the Department of Justice (Treasury Board Secretariat) and Global Affairs Canada (Criminal, Security and Diplomatic Law Division).
Prior to law school, Shannon obtained a Bachelor of Jazz Studies degree, majoring in saxophone performance, and spent a number of years working as a professional musician. In her spare time, Shannon continues to play music, and she enjoys running and yoga.