Shayda Vance is a litigation associate in Hughes Hubbard’s Washington, D.C. office. Shayda’s practice involves high-stakes government and internal investigations, cross border compliance counseling, risk assessments, and due diligence. Shayda represents corporations, both domestic and international, and government contractors, in investigations before the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in matters involving the False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Shayda also has experience in all aspects of federal litigation in matters ranging from corporate liability and financial fraud to questions of constitutional law.
Shayda has extensive experience clerking for federal, state, and international courts. Prior to joining the firm, Shayda clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Collyer on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and for the Honorable Senior Judges of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Shayda has also clerked abroad for the Honorable Justice Sisi Khampepe of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and spent several years advocating for survivors of gender-based violence in Johannesburg.
Shayda is an active member of the firm’s pro bono practice and a volunteer for the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit.
Law Clerk for the Honorable Rosemary M. Collyer, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Law Clerk for the Honorable Senior Judges, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Director of Legal and Operations, Lawyers against Abuse (LvA)
Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice Sisi Khampepe, Constitutional Court of South Africa
2018 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Presenter, “20 Years of Constitutionalism in South Africa” conference held at New York Law School, Nov. 13-16, 2014
Member, American Society of International Law
Member, Young International Arbitration Group
“Executive Acquiescence to Constitutional Norms and Judicial Decision-Making in South Africa,” 23 U. Miami Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 85 (2015) (co-authored with Andrew Konstant)
Conducting an internal investigation for a large global company involving allegations of bribery, financial fraud, and conflicts of interest
Representation of government contractors in connection with internal investigations and compliance matters
Representation of a major multinational oil and gas company in connection with extensive internal investigation and anti-corruption compliance audit work for operations in Europe, Far-East and Africa
Representation of individuals in a class action seeking to assert First Amendment rights to free speech
Columbia University, School of Law, J.D., 2012, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Parker School Recognition of Achievement in Int'l and Comparative Law, Notes & Submissions Editor, Human Rights Law Review
Harvard University, A.B., Social Studies, 2008, cum laude