Shana R. Herman

Shana R. Herman

  • Associate
  • Washington, DC


Shana is an Associate in Hausfeld’s Washington, D.C. office, specializing in complex environmental and product liability, as well as climate change and human rights litigation.

While in law school, Shana was a Summer Associate and a Law Clerk at Hausfeld, where she assisted on environmental, climate change, human rights, consumer protection, and antitrust matters. Prior to joining Hausfeld, Shana was a Litigation Paralegal and Environmental Specialist at a plaintiff-side law firm focusing on environmental matters. In this position, she worked to identify the best evidence and strategies for civil litigation in cases concerning the Flint water crisis, PFAS and other toxic chemical contamination, and pharmacy benefit managers. Shana also worked directly with clients suffering health impacts from lead and toxic chemical exposure, striving to help clients feel heard and supported throughout the course of litigation.

Shana’s passion for building a just and livable future for all extends beyond the courtroom, evidenced by her involvement with Hausfeld’s Community Service, Pro Bono, and Sustainability committees, as well as with various community-based organizations that advance environmental and climate justice, and social justice more broadly. Shana is also dedicated to fostering a positive and inclusive work environment through Hausfeld’s Huddle Planning Committee, and to shaping the firm’s future through Hausfeld’s Summer Associate Committee.


Shana has represented a variety of clients, including: public utilities and municipalities seeking remedies to protect public health and well-being; youth activists and members of frontline communities advocating for urgent action on climate change; consumers and small businesses challenging harmful mergers and price-fixing conspiracies; and thousands of individual community members and families fighting for access to safe drinking water and affordable medical treatment following pollution exposure.