Shaneeda Jaffer

Shaneeda Jaffer brings a breadth of experience to the firm including the successful defense of individual and corporate clients in civil litigation and criminal matters in federal and state courts as well as before government agencies.


Shaneeda joined the firm after spending three years practicing white collar criminal defense and securities litigation at Orrick where she defended individuals and corporations charged with federal securities fraud, stock options backdating, revenue recognition fraud, insider trading and antitrust violations.


Since joining the firm, Shaneeda successfully has represented individuals under investigation or charged with alleged antitrust and corporate bribery violations.  She also has defended individuals charged with complex fraud and money laundering schemes, including those involving international transactions.  In her equally active civil practice, Shaneeda has defended a Fortune 200 company in a variety of matters ranging from employment disputes and personal injury matters to internal investigations, whistleblowers claims and mass torts.


Recent accomplishments:



Shaneeda secured a complete defense victory on summary judgment for a Fortune 200 company sued by a former employee alleging wrongful termination and discrimination.

  Shaneeda successfully represented an individual under investigation for conspiracy and antitrust violations, resulting in a decision by the government not to proceed with charges against their client.  
  In 2012, Shaneeda was named a Rising Star in White Collar Criminal Defense by Super Lawyers Magazine.  

While in law school, Shaneeda was a legal intern with the United National High Commissioner for Refugees in Tanzania and a recipient of the NYU Global Justice and Human Rights Fellowship.  She also represented prisoners in civil rights actions against New York state police officers and prison guards.  Her passion for justice, civil and human rights makes her a fierce advocate for her clients whether they are facing a threat to their personal liberty or an adverse civil judgment.


Shaneeda spends her time outside of the office coaching the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts High School Mock Trial Team.  Her teams have won the San Francisco County City Championships, hosted by the Bar Association of San Francisco, in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and placed 2nd at the California State Championships in 2010.




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J.D., New York University School of Law (2007)


M.A., B.A., Stanford University (2002)