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Monica R. Shah
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Employment Law
  • Massachusetts, New York
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Summary

Monica Shah focuses her litigation practice on criminal defense, employment, and Title IX matters. She has successfully handled complicated and highly-contested cases from the initial stages of investigation and discovery through trial and appeals. In the last two years, she served as lead counsel and successfully litigated and settled two cases against major universities where she represented clients who had experienced gender discrimination and sexual harassment, and she won a nearly $10.9 million jury verdict on behalf of her client in a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the City of Boston, a verdict she defended in the appeals court last year.

Monica is listed in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and was selected for the 2018 Top Women of Law list by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. In 2016, Monica was selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers . She has also been awarded the highest possible rating for professional excellence in litigation – AV Preeminent – by Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
New York
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP
- Current
Fellow/Associate
Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP
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Education
Columbia Law School
J.D. (2005)
University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (2000)
Awards
Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Individuals
Best Lawyers in America
Top Women of Law
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Boston Bar Association
Member
Current
South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston
Member
Current
Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
Member
Current
New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Why Desi Women Earn Less Than Desi Men
News India Times
With ‘Laltaprasad’ case, SJC on Verge of ‘Momentous Decision’
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Speaking Engagements
Changes in Title IX laws and Guidance Related to Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts Panel on Campus Sexual Assault in 2017
2017
Social Media
Contact & Map
Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP
65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
USA
Telephone: (617) 742-6020
Fax: (617) 742-3269