Shani R. Else received a B.S. from University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee School of Law, where she was a member of... more
Shani R. Else received a B.S. from University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee School of Law, where she was a member of the editorial board of the Washington and Lee Law Review. Before joining the firm, Shani was a law clerk for The Honorable Richard B. Potter of the Circuit Court for the Thirty-First Circuit of Virginia (encompas... view profile
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