Attorney Bio


Nydia Shahjahan is an experienced commercial litigation attorney who advises clients on transactional matters and handles disputes in state and federal courts.

Ms. Shahjahan began her career litigating for the New York State Attorney General Office’s Civil Rights Bureau as a volunteer Assistant Attorney General. Thereafter, she associated with the firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in the New York office. Ms. Shahjahan represented corporate clients in connection with complex commercial litigation. Building on her experience as a litigator, Ms. Shahjahan formed her business law practice, serving a varied client and industry base ranging from small local businesses to global corporations engaged in international commerce.

Ms. Shahjahan actively supports initiatives and engages in dialogue on systemic racism and to increase diversity in the legal field.

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Education

  • J.D., City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, 2009
  • B.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 2004

Awards

  • Rising Star by New York Super Lawyers, 2020
  • 2012 Pro Bono Award by Legal Aid Society for Successful Representation

Admissions

  • New York, 2010
  • New Jersey, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for New Jersey, 2018

Professional Activities

  • New York City Bar, Small Law Firm Committee, Member & Chair of Diversity Equity & Inclusion subcommittee, 2018-present
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY), Member, 2010-present
  • South Asian Bar of New York (SABANY), Member & 2014 Board: Vice President of Sponsorship & Gala Chair, 2010 – present
  • Asian Women in Business, Past Member

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Languages

English, Bengali, Hindi, Spanish, Urdu
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