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Shauneida Navarrete is special counsel in the general litigation department.  She has extensive experience focusing on employment and general commercial litigation disputes in state and federal courts, as well as domestic arbitration forums. Shauneida works with her clients to ensure that they reach a reasonable resolution for their disputes—regardless of whether the resolutions require litigation, mediation, or general advice.

In employment, Shauneida has litigated cases arising out of employment discrimination disputes.  She has also provided advice to employers and employees on employment agreements, severance agreements, and general releases.

Shauneida’s general commercial litigation experience ranges from breach of contract to shareholder disputes concerning tender offers.  She also has experience with civil RICO claims, Attorney General investigations involving allegations of false advertising and deceptive marketing, SEC and DOJ investigations, wills and trust construction disputes, and legal fee disputes.

Shauneida also has experience in real estate litigation.  She has litigated breach of lease agreement disputes and landlord-tenant disputes on behalf of commercial tenants.


Representative Matters

  • A multinational mining and energy corporation in a billion dollar U.S. federal civil RICO action
  • Thousands of individuals in a class action employment discrimination litigation
  • A majority stockholder in tender offer litigation concerning the purchase of a Fortune 1000 company
  • A Fortune 1000 client in a New York Attorney General investigation involving allegations of false advertising and deceptive marketing
  • Private equity firms against shareholder derivative claims in bankruptcy adversary proceeding
  • A non-profit organization against former landlord’s breach of contract claim
  • A non-profit organization against real estate broker’s breach of contract claim
  • An attorney draftsman in deposition regarding construction of two multimillion-dollar trusts and corresponding wills
  • An AmLaw100 law firm in arbitration against former investment management client seeking over U.S. $1 million in unpaid legal fees
  • An AmLaw100 law firm in enforcing a court judgment and collection of over U.S. $1 million judgment from investment management client
  • A Fortune 1000 company regarding litigation risks and due diligence requirements in strategic partnership with Fortune 500 company
  • A private technology company regarding due diligence requirements in merger with private equity firm
  • Numerous victims of domestic violence in divorces from their abusers
  • A mentally disabled client in appeal of Social Security Administration decision of supplemental security income


  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • New York State 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


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

Admitted To Practice

New York


J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2009

B.A., Barnard College, 2004