Shanaye Carvajal is an associate in the firm's financial services practice group, where she works on high-stakes litigation matters.
An expert in legal research and analysis, Shanaye engages in all aspects of complex litigation related to banking, securities, and other areas, in state and federal court. When litigation can't be avoided, Shanaye is her clients' go-to advocate: She assists with trial preparation – by drafting opening statements and direct/cross-examination outlines, preparing witnesses and declarations, and leading document review – and handles all motions and briefings before and during trial. She has assisted first-chair attorneys in the courtroom while supervising and mentoring junior associates behind the scenes.
Shanaye also counsels clients on mitigating risks and is on hand to conduct internal investigations, preparing summaries of findings and recommendations for corporate boards. She also has experience in commercial litigation and in drafting contracts, agreements, and releases. Outside of financial services, she takes an interest in immigration law and education; before launching her practice, Shanaye taught low-income, at-risk students through an after-school program she helped develop.
Admitted to Practice
New York, 2021
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2018
- Moot Court
- Editor, Georgetown Law Immigration Journal
- Research Assistant, Georgetown Law Journal
B.A., Vassar College, 2013
- Leo M. Prince Prize for Academic Achievement