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Shanice is an associate in the Labor and Employment Law Department. Her practice involves litigating claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblowing. Shanice assists in conducting workplace investigations related to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. She also counsels clients from a variety of fields on a range of employment matters.

Shanice earned her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she was a Managing Editor of the Loyola University Journal of Public Interest Law and a member of the Trial Advocacy program. Immediately upon graduation from Loyola, Shanice argued a case on behalf of the Loyola Criminal Defense Law Clinic in front of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Since 2020, Proskauer has acted as pro bono legal counsel representing an inmate in the Illinois Department of Corrections (“IDOC”) in connection with his Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment claims in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiff brought the action against several defendants for their failure to provide appropriate care for his serious medical needs.