Shira A. Scheindlin

Shira Scheindlin is a retired United States District Judge from the Southern District of New York where she served for 22 years.  She is now of counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.  She is a full time mediator, arbitrator, and special master listed with AAA, ICDR, CPR and Fed Arb.  She is also a member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.  She obtained her BA from the University of Michigan, her MA from Columbia University and her JD from Cornell Law School where she was a member of the Cornell Law Review.  Prior to joining the district court in 1994, she served as the General Counsel of the Department of Investigation of the City of New York and was both an Assistant U.S. Attorney and a Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York.  She was a partner at a New York law firm from 1986-1994.  She is a frequent lecturer on many topics including securities law, e-discovery, antitrust, commercial arbitration, and issues surrounding diversity and inclusion.  She has been a member of the Sedona Conference and has spoken at several programs sponsored by the Duke Bolch Center including one recently on securities law issues.  Her opinions on e-discovery are landmarks in that field.