Shaneeda Jaffer has a passion for justice, civil and human rights, making her a fierce advocate for her clients whether they are facing a threat to their liberty or an adverse civil judgment.
Shaneeda has experience defending individuals and corporations charged with fraud, insider trading, federal securities fraud, stock options backdating, environmental crimes, corporate bribery, and antitrust violations. She has defended individuals charged with complex fraud and money laundering schemes, including those involving international transactions. She has also defended corporations charged with complex regulatory crimes.
In her equally active civil practice, Shaneeda has defended a Fortune 200 company in a variety of matters ranging from employment and contract disputes to internal investigations, whistleblower claims and mass torts. She has experience defending clients in civil litigation and criminal matters in federal and state courts as well as before government agencies. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing individuals seeking asylum in the United States.
Shaneeda received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University and her law degree from New York University School of Law. 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.