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YWCA Silicon Valley Honors Neda Shakoori of McManis Faulkner with Emerging Leader Award

Neda Shakoori of McManis Faulkner has been honored by the YWCA Silicon Valley with an Emerging Leader Award. She is joined by a prestigious group of executive women and emerging leaders who have been selected for the 2016 Tribute to Women Awards.  An awards dinner honoring the women and the organizations that employ them will be held May 12, 2016 at The Fairmont San Jose.

This is the 32nd anniversary of YWCA Silicon Valley and local employers coming together to honor outstanding executive women in an event that reflects YWCA’s mission of empowering women and eliminating racism.

“Initially joining the firm as a paralegal, Neda began her career as a lawyer only three years ago. Since then, she has become a stand-out leader in the firm, in the legal industry and in the community. We are honored that the YWCA recognizes her leadership and are proud to support an organization that shares our same goal of empowering women,” said James McManis, head of McManis Faulkner. 

The YWCA has honored more than 1,200 executive women through the years and has recognized more than 400 organizations in a variety of fields including  technology, healthcare, biotechnology, education,  law, real estate, human services and financial. The organizations, ranging in size and structure, all share the same principle of valuing executive women and the unique perspective they bring to their employers and to their community.

Shakoori established and leads McManis Faulkner’s eDiscovery practice. In this role, she provides management, consulting and oversight on all eDiscovery matters for the firm and its clients. In her practice, Shakoori focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial and business law matters. She represents a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies and closely held businesses to individuals. Shakoori counsels clients in solving a variety of complex business disputes, business torts, trade secret misappropriation, internal investigations, intellectual property disputes, workplace violence restraining orders, and extortion.

Shakoori is a committee member of the High Technology Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. She is a member of the EDRM Metrics Group, which sets industry and practice standards relating to eDiscovery, and speaks on issues relating to eDiscovery and data privacy. Shakoori also serves on the Advisory Board for the Asian Law Alliance, a non-profit organization that provides legal services to aid Asian/Pacific-Islanders and low-income individuals in Santa Clara County, and is a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Shakoori was also recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2015 Rising Star.  Shakoori received her J.D. from Lincoln Law School (2007) and her B.A. from the University of California, Davis (2003).

About YWCA Silicon Valley

The YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism and empower women.  We are social engineers who challenge the status quo to make life better. As the first and only multi-service agency for women in Santa Clara County, YWCA Silicon Valley empowers and heals and makes it possible for women, children and families to flourish.  Our interconnected programs serve over 18,000 people annually at more than twenty community-based locations and include rape crisis, domestic violence, human trafficking, counseling, child care and TechGYRLS®, a STEM after-school program for girls. YWCA Silicon Valley is located at 375 South Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112.