Shelby Akerley is the firm’s Ethics Counsel and serves on the firm’s Ethics Committee, which is responsible for ensuring that the firm maintains its reputation for upholding the highest ethical and professional standards. Working closely with the General Counsel and the Director of Ethics, Shelby reviews proposed new matters to determine whether they involve potential conflicts of interest or raise other ethics issues. When conflicts of interest are identified, she assists the firm’s attorneys in evaluating whether engagements should be accepted and whether conflict waivers will be appropriate and effective. Shelby also counsels and advises the firm’s attorneys on matters of professional responsibility. She and the rest of the ethics team perform a conflict of interest review and analysis regarding each prospective lateral attorney and conduct orientation sessions with all new attorneys to ensure new hires are prepared to maintain the firm’s high standards.


Prior Experience

  • The Creator's Law Firm, Associate Attorney
  • Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Law Clerk




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