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Shiva Eftekhari


Shiva Eftekhari is a counsel in O’Melveny’s New York office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice. She has experience representing individuals and companies in corporate internal investigations and criminal and regulatory enforcement matters (including investigations by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and the Securities and Exchange Commission), as well as securities litigation, mass tort litigation, and other commercial litigation. Shiva has represented clients in a variety of pro bono cases, including a bankruptcy proceeding, prisoners’ rights litigation, and Violence Against Women Act immigration petitions, as well as contractual matters related to employment and intellectual property.

Professional Activities

Admitted to Practice, US District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Author, "France and the Algerian War: From a Policy of 'Forgetting' to a Framework for Accountability," 34 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 413 (2003)
Fellowship, Leonard H. Sandler Fellow, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, New York (2003-2004)
Languages, French; Farsi

Columbia University, J.D.:  Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Managing Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review

Brown University, A.B.:  magna cum laude

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