Shirley Diaz


Shirley Diaz is an associate in the Washington, DC office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she maintains an active pro bono practice focused on immigration and civil rights.  She is also an active member of the firm's Latinx Affinity Network.


Ms. Diaz has a law degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UC Irvine), where she graduated with pro bono honors. At UC Irvine, she was co-chair of the Women's Law Society, board member of the Latinx Law Student Association, and a member of the Dean's diversity committee.  Before law school, she was an analyst at Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, UT working on collateral management for over-the-counter derivatives. Ms. Diaz earned an MA in economics and a BA in political science from the University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada). At Nevada, she served two terms as student body senator for the College of Liberal Arts, was president of Lambda Phi Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., and received the Dean's Exemplar Award for the Class of 2012.   


Ms. Diaz was named a Fun, Fearless Latina by Cosmopolitan for Latinas magazine. She is originally from Huntington Beach, California.

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