Shahira Ali is Assistant General Counsel of Litigation, Cybersecurity, Compliance, & Investigations at Workday, Inc. She represents Workday in a wide variety of commercial litigation, pre-litigation, and alternative dispute matters, and also serves as the company’s cybersecurity and incident response counsel. Before Workday, Shahira worked as an attorney at the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. At Davis Polk, she represented clients in a broad range of matters in state and federal courts and government investigations, with specific experience involving antitrust, securities, fraud, and contract actions; cybersecurity and privacy issues; and FCPA, DOJ, SEC, and FCC investigations. During her time at the firm, Shahira maintained an extensive pro bono practice related to immigration, civil rights, and criminal justice reform.
Prior to joining Davis Polk, Shahira clerked for Judge Barrington D. Parker, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Shahira earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School, cum laude, where she served as Notes Editor on the Harvard Law Review. Shahira also holds a master’s degree in business administration, summa cum laude, and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern Mississippi.
J.D., Harvard Law School (2009)
M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi (2005)
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi (2004)