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Professional History: Shana is a corporate counsel at Google Inc., where she manages a team that supports Google’s growing Cloud business and also brings her commitment to diversity and inclusion to the work place.  Before Google, she was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Stein and Hamilton LLP in its New York and London offices.  Shana received a law degree from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) where she served as the Diversity Editor of the California Law Review; Development Editor of the Berkley Journal of African American Law & Policy and Co-President of the Law Students of African Descent.  While in law school, Shana also interned at the East Bay Community Law Center where she focused on projects that would empower low-income communities of color to build long-term solutions to poverty through the advancement of community-owned cooperative businesses and affordable housing. Before law school, Shana taught for three years (one year in Washington DC at a public charter high school geared towards disadvantaged Black youth and the next two years at the American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland, CA where her seventh grade students received the highest scores in Alameda County on the standardized state math tests).  Shana was recognized in 2009 for her work with Oakland youth with a Proclamation from then-current Mayor of Oakland. 

Shana has served on the boards of the YMCA of the East Bay and HARLEM WEEK, Inc, and currently sits on the board of Lawyers for One America and is a proud trustee of her alma-mater, Wesleyan University. 

Corporate Counsel
Google Inc.
345 Spear Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property


Information Technology

Law School

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

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