Shana represents individuals and businesses facing white-collar criminal prosecution and government investigations. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, she has extensive experience handling trials and hearings in state and federal courts of all levels.

Prior to arriving at Brooks Pierce, Shana served as the Deputy Chief for both the Felony Major Crimes Section and the General Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. She also served as Senior Litigation Counsel for the Homicide Section. Many of her previous cases garnered national news coverage. Her previous experience as a prosecutor gives her a unique understanding of the techniques and strategies employed by the government against her clients, and helps her devise strategic responses to defend them.

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Shana has represented public officials in investigations and administrative hearings, defending them against alleged government ethics violations. She also conducts and advises on internal investigations for allegations of criminal misconduct, corporate malfeasance and workplace issues.

Shana has years of experience in investigations from her years as a defense attorney at a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm and the numerous grand jury investigations she led as a federal prosecutor. Her experience as a defense attorney and former prosecutor gives her a unique understanding and approach to conducting investigations – whether internal or by the government – and advising clients as to how best to handle them.

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Shana represents individuals and businesses in civil matters at the state and federal levels. She has experience with a wide variety of matters, including commercial disputes, professional liability claims, contract disputes, False Claims Act claims and accounting fraud claims.

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Member, Growing Environmental & Conservation Leaders of Color

Member, North Carolina Advisory Board, Environmental Defense Fund

Section Council, Antitrust and Complex Business Disputes Section, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Wake County Bar Association

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, Women's White Collar Defense Association

Member, Capital City Lawyers Association

"The Impact of Society's Demands for Transparency on Internal Investigations and Their Investigators," published by Westlaw, April 10, 2019

Presenter, "Ethical Dilemmas of Investigating a Corporate Crisis," UNC School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, February 2019

Co-presenter, "Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls While Investigating a Corporate Crisis," Association of Corporate Counsel CLE, Greensboro, NC, October 2018

“Religious Freedom in Prison,” A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, Fifth Edition, published by the Columbia Human Rights Review, Spring 2000

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