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Phone: (212) 806-5660

180 Maiden Lane

New York, NY 10038

Shira Scheindlin



Current Employer:

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan (of counsel)

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Appellate ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Class Actions ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Copyrights
✔ Defamation (Libel & Slander) ✔ EEOC
✔ Employment ✔ Environmental
✔ Executive Compensation ✔ Family Businesses
✔ Insurance ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ International ✔ Internet
✔ Legal Malpractice ✔ Medical Malpractice
✔ Partnerships ✔ Personal Injury
✔ Premises Liability ✔ Professional Fees
✔ Professional Liability ✔ Professional Malpractice
✔ Professional Negligence ✔ Securities
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Torts
✔ Trademarks ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes


I served for 22 years as a United States District Judge in the Southern District of New York. During those years I handled cases in all areas of federal civil practice and wrote 2,000 opinions. I am known as having expertise in e-discovery, class actions, civil rights and securities law - although I have written in all other fields. I also served from 1982-1986 as a Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York. I did a good deal of settlement work at that time and served as the Special Master in the Agent Orange litigation. I have handled several MDLs including a long-running environmental case. For the past year I have been with JAMS and have handled several mediations and arbitrations.

Work History:

1975-1976 Associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan 1976-1977 Law Clerk to the Hon. Charles L. Brieant (USDJ SDNY now deceased) 1977-1981 Assistant U.S. Attorney Eastern District of New York 1981-1982 General Counsel, New York City Department of Investigations 1982-1986 U.S. Magistrate Judge Eastern District of New York 1986-1994 Private Practice (Herzfeld & Rubin; Budd Larner - civil litigation product liability, general commercial) 1994-2016 U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York Of counsel Stroock & Stroock & Lavan 2016-present


2,000 opinions as a U.S. District Judge. Several arbitration awards including a 177 page award, as Chair, in a very complex commercial arbitration involving an inter-creditor dispute in a bankruptcy. Have also been involved in arbitrations regarding attorneys' fees (as Chair), employment discrimination, breach of contract, and personal injury


JAMS Arbitration/Mediation Training, AAA (upcoming); New York State Bar Association (as speaker) New York State Bar Association training program for Arbitrators/Mediators (Sussman, Moxley)


Admitted to practice in New York State and United States Supreme Court


New York State Bar: Robert L. Haig Award; Stanley Fuld Award; Brennan Award New York County Lawyers Association: Cromwell Award, Weinfeld Award Humanitarian of the Year Award (Canaan Baptist Church); Honoree - Rabbis for Human Rights; Honoree Alliance for Justice Judicial Recognition Award: New York State Criminal Defense Lawyers; and several others


AAA, ICDR. FedArb, New York State Court Commercial Division, CPR


ABA, Standing Committee on the American Judicial System ALI New York State Bar Association (Chair Commercial and Federal Litigation Section) Federal Bar Council (Board Member) New York County Lawyers Association (Board member and many committees) New York City Bar Association (many committees) Board Member Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law


B.A. University of Michigan M.A. Columbia University/East Asian Institute Certificate - School of International Affairs - Columbia University J.D. Cornell Law School


Too many to list - at least 20 published articles on various topics Author of a Casebook published by West Publishing: "Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence"


Adjunct Professor: Brooklyn Law School, Cardozo Law School, NYU School of Law Have lectured at over twenty law schools throughout the country Frequent lecturer at law schools, bar associations, private and government entities throughout the country and on a couple of occasions in Europe and Asia. Member of the Executive Committee of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Member of Cornell Law School Advisory Council

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