Shauneida Navarrete

Shauneida Navarrete


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Summary Open

Shauneida is an Associate in the New York office’s Dispute Resolution group.  Her practice focuses on employment and commercial litigation disputes.

Shauneida has advised on matters arising out of employment discrimination claims, breach of contract, real estate disputes, tender offer shareholder disputes, employment agreements, civil RICO claims, Attorney General investigations involving allegations of false advertising and deceptive marketing, legal fee disputes, and wills and trusts construction disputes. She has also counseled companies regarding the litigation risks involving strategic partnerships and mergers.

Shauneida litigates in federal and state courts, as well as domestic arbitration forums. Prior to joining WFW, Shauneida was an Associate in the New York office of Mishcon de Reya and a litigation Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel.

Experience Open

    Shauneida’s experience includes:
    • Representing multi-national mining and energy corporation in a billion dollar U.S. federal civil RICO action.
    • Representing thousands of individuals in a class action employment discrimination litigation.
    • Representing majority stockholder in tender offer litigation concerning the purchase of a Fortune 1000 company.
    • Representing Fortune 1000 client in a New York Attorney General investigation involving allegations of false advertising and deceptive marketing.
    • Representing private equity firms against shareholder derivative claims in bankruptcy adversary proceeding.
    • Representing non-profit organization against former landlord’s breach of contract claim.
    • Representing non-profit organization against real estate broker’s breach of contract claim.
    • Defending attorney draftsman in deposition regarding construction of two multi-million dollar trusts and corresponding wills.
    • Representing AM Law100 law firm in arbitration against former investment management client seeking over US$1m in unpaid legal fees.
    • Representing AM Law 100 law firm in enforcing a court judgment and collection of over US$1m judgment from investment management client.
    • Advising Fortune 1000 company regarding litigation risks and due diligence requirements in strategic partnership with Fortune 500 company.
    • Advising private technology company regarding due diligence requirements in merger with private equity firm.
    • Representing numerous victims of domestic violence in divorces from their abusers.
    • Representing mentally disabled client in appeal of Social Security Administration decision of supplemental security income.

Education Open

  • 2009: J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • 2004: B.A., Barnard College

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Employers Should Not Thwart Whistleblower Awards“, New York Law Journal, October 14, 2016.
  • Contributed to Provisional Remedies chapter in Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts,  Thomson Reuters, (2015) 4th ed.
  • Contributed to Regulation FD chapter in Practising Law Institute’s Answer Book 2011-2015: Insider Trading Law and Compliance, Practising Law Institute.


Membership of Professional Societies Open

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Member of Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Employment Record Open

  • 2016 – present: Watson Farley & Williams, New York, Associate
  • 2015 – 2016: Mishcon de Reya, Associate
  • 2010 – 2015: Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, Associate

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