Shana Oppenheim focuses her practice on professional liability insurance coverage and general commercial litigation. Shana is involved in all phases of the litigation process, including research, coverage opinions, discovery, motions practice and court appearances. Shana has participated in numerous mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Shana worked as an associate at a highly regarded Washington, DC-based law firm. Shana also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Grace Burke Carroll, Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia.
During law school Shana was the Editor-in-Chief of the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law. She was a member of the Moot Court Team and the Election Law Society, as well as an Election Law Graduate Research Fellow. Shana was also a participant in William & Mary’s Literature and the Law Program at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
District of Columbia
William and Mary School of Law, 2016. Dean’s Certificate Award.
B.A., cum laude, New York University, 2011. Founder’s Day Award.
Virginia Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
American Bar Association
National LGBT Bar Association
Moment Magazine Advisory Board, Year of the Woman Committee
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, volunteer
William and Mary Alumni Ambassador
Along with Alan Joaquin and Brandon Gossett, convinced a Georgia County state court to enter summary judgement for an insurer on a claims made and reported/late notice issue. The insured had received a pre-suit demand letter that was not reported to the insurer during one policy period, and provided notice during a second policy period after suit was filed. The court found that the suit related back to the demand letter, and because both policies were claims-made and reported, neither had been satisfied.
Negotiated and drafted complex financial settlement documents, which valued and equitably distributed real and intangible property, including: retirement accounts, LLCs, corporate shares, brokerage accounts, secured and unsecured debts, and other miscellaneous assets and debts.
Counselled clients on entity formation, SEC reporting and compliance, corporate governance issues, public offerings, and private placements of debt and equity.
Co-author, "The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): Necessary Expansion of Liability or Increased Exposure for Legitimate Business Practices," DefenseLine, Vol. 44, No. 1, 29-24, June 2016.
"Jack & Jill Take Lots of Pills, but Jill Comes Tumbling After: Gender Inequality in Privately Funded Early Phase Clinical Trials," William & MaryJournal of Women and the Law, Vol. 22, No. 393, 2016.
Co-author, "Voting Before Election Day: A Policy Paper on the Benefits and Challenges of Expanded Early Voting in Virginia," Virginia League of Women Voters, 2015.
Contributing author, "Dialogues on Election Reform: A Continuing Conversation with the States," American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Election Law, May 1, 2014.
"Gender Inequality Spanning Cultures Through Tribalization: Tribal Afghanistan & Tribal American Mormons," Gallatin Journal of Global Affairs, Spring 2011.