Government Experience

  • Department of Justice: Antitrust Division—Summer Law Intern (2009)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit—Law Clerk for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima (2011-2012)


  • Harvard University, A.B. economics (2005) magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Detur Prize
  • Harvard University, A.M. statistics (2005)
  • Stanford Law School, J.D. (2010) Executive Editor, Stanford Law Review; Gerald Gunther Prizes in Constitutional Law, Torts and Corporations; Supreme Court Litigation Clinic; Environmental Law Clinic; Kirkwood Moot Court Competition


  • California

Shira Liu


Shira Liu is a counsel in the Antitrust & Competition Group in Crowell & Moring’s Orange County office. Shira’s practice focuses on representing clients in complex federal and state antitrust litigation matters across a wide range of industries, including the technology, health care, and energy industries. She litigates claims involving standard essential patents and FRAND rates, trade secrets, trademarks, breach of contract, economic torts, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Additionally, Shira has extensive experience in all stages of expert testimony, from selecting experts, discovery, and preparing for trial testimony. Shira is the editor-in-chief of California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, the primary treatise covering California's Cartwright Act and unfair competition law. Shira is also a member of the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section.

 Representative Matters

  • Representing a major technology company in antitrust claims litigation against a major multinational technology and communications company in a case regarding abuse of the industry standardization processes and monopolization of key mobile wireless products. 
  • Pursuing antitrust counterclaims against a physician group that brought a breach of contract claim in arbitration against a health insurance company. 
  • Defending a health insurance company from two putative TCPA class actions. 
  • Representing Uber in a trade secrets case brought by Waymo, described as a battle for founder status in self-driving cars. In the case, Waymo alleged that a key engineer had stolen trade secrets that were central to its self-driving car technology and brought those trade secrets to Uber. 
  • Representing an individual who brought economic tort claims against his former employer and defending him from trade secret claims. 
  • Representing SolarCity in complex antitrust litigation against the Salt River Project electric utility in a case alleging that the self-regulating utility designed its rate structure to impede competition from the solar industry in federal court in Arizona. 
  • Serving as a member of a trial team defending a major multinational technology company against breach-of-contract and other claims in California state court. Serving as a member of the trial team defending a major credit card company against antitrust claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Shira shares the firm’s commitment to pro bono legal practice. She is currently challenging a state's redistricting plan as unconstitutional and a violation of the Voting Rights Act. She successfully represented a federal habeas corpus client who had been sentenced to forty years to life after a felony murder conviction. Shira recently secured his release from prison after a federal judge agreed that the state’s use of statements he made before receiving Miranda warnings was unconstitutional. Shira also obtained asylum for a victim of Guatemala’s genocide of indigenous Mayans after a contested hearing in immigration court and after an asylum officer had found her client, who suffered from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to be not credible in an interview before the representation began. She also represented a professor in a defamation claim brought by a Trump affiliate and a woman who sought to retain embryos in a contested divorce trial. Shira serves on the board of directors of the Western Center on Law & Poverty.

Prior to attending law school, Shira completed a master’s degree in statistics and was an analyst at Cornerstone Research, where she provided economic analysis to economists testifying as experts in litigation. In addition to her work on California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, she is a contributing author to “Handbook on Antitrust in Technology Industries,” the ABA’s first treatise on antitrust issues in the technology industry.


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section

Speeches & Presentations

Client Alerts & Newsletters

Firm News & Announcements

October 6, 2022 Crowell & Moring’s Shira Liu Appointed Editor in Chief of The California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Treatise
July 22, 2021 Crowell & Moring’s Shira Liu Appointed to California Lawyers Association’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section Executive Committee