Neda Shakoori

Senior Associate

nshakoori@mcmanislaw.com

Telephone
408.279.8700
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408.279.3244

Neda established and leads the firm’s Law and Technology practice. Her cutting-edge expertise and passion for law and technology add immense value to the firm’s commercial and business litigation practice. She provides advice and counseling, management, and oversight on all eDiscovery, data privacy, and cybersecurity matters for her clients and the firm’s clients. She has certifications as both a privacy professional and a privacy program manager by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”). 

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Neda established and leads the firm’s Law and Technology practice. Her cutting-edge expertise and passion for law and technology add immense value to the firm’s commercial and business litigation practice. She provides advice and counseling, management, and oversight on all eDiscovery, data privacy, and cybersecurity matters for her clients and the firm’s clients. She has certifications as both a privacy professional and a privacy program manager by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”). 

Cognizant that she is at the forefront of rapidly-evolving areas of law, Neda keeps her knowledge current by serving as an expert panelist at conferences and on webinars, as well as through membership in several organizations whose focus is on law and technology issues.

Thoughtful and innovative in her approach, Neda consistently delivers positive results for her clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses and individuals. She has worked on many matters involving business issues related to trade secret misappropriation, internal investigations, intellectual property disputes, complex business disputes, and online content takedowns. Clients trust Neda and rely on her to address with confidence the novel issues involving the intersection of law and technology. 

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended in trial a major Silicon Valley networking company against contractual claims arising from an asset purchase transaction
  • Represented a hard disk drive manufacturer in an action against a guarantor of the manufacturer’s former largest distributor, which alleged cross-claims of trade secret misappropriation and defamation. The case settled on confidential terms, including a stipulated judgment in client’s favor.
  • Obtained a sizable settlement from a security firm when its employee stole property from the client, a Silicon Valley computer hardware manufacturer.
  • Represented an individual in a trade secrets theft action that resulted in dismissal of the claims against him.
  • Obtained a workplace violence prevention restraining order against an individual on behalf of a national law firm.
  • Managed collection of electronic devices which contained highly-sensitive information.
  • Secured a multi-million dollar settlement for a high-profile client in a construction defect case.
  • Successfully represented a Chinese-American scientist in a privacy rights case against the U.S. Government. 

Professional and Community Contributions

Neda 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 has been a speaker at Today’s General Counsel Institute, enfuse by Guidance, the NorCal eDiscovery Retreat, and local bar associations. Neda 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. She is a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Awards and Honors

  • YWCA Silicon Valley, Emerging Leader Award 2016
  • Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2015 - 2016)

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Admissions

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Education

J.D., Dean’s List, Lincoln Law School, San Jose, 2007
B.A., University of California, Davis, 2003

Languages

Farsi