Shira T. Straus

Shira joined Faust Goetz Schenker & Blee in 2017 and is an associate in the firm’s New York office. Prior to joining the firm, Shira worked at a boutique business litigation law firm representing individuals in the financial services and banking industries on matters involving post-employment restrictive covenants/contractual obligations.

Shira received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 2011, and then served as the teaching assistant for the “Brandeis in The Hague” intensive summer study abroad program in international criminal law. During law school, Shira served as a judicial extern for Judge Tim McCormack in the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, and also served as an Associate Editor for the Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology, and the Internet.

Shira’s law student Note “You’ve Been Doxed: Now What? Adapting & Reinvigorating the Public Disclosure Tort to Remedy Unauthorized Publication of Personally Identifiable Information Online” received the 2014 Sindell Torts Prize at CWRU Law. Shira is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New York State.

Outside of work, Shira enjoys CrossFit and going on outdoor adventures with her dog.


B.A. Economics from Brandeis University, 2011
J.D. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2014