Marriam Shah is an Associate in the Litigation Department at McDonald Hopkins and part of the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. Her practice focuses on advising clients on proactive data privacy measures and breach prevention strategies, including establishing data privacy compliance programs and training modules and developing internal policies and playbooks.
Using an in-depth understanding and analysis of trends in state, federal and international laws and privacy regulations, Marriam provides counsel to clients based on risk assessments. Marriam also has experience guiding clients through the aftermath of a cyber attack, including managing internal investigations, regulatory investigations, and compliance strategy following a breach.
In addition to her data privacy practice, Marriam has experience representing clients in state and federal court and regulatory investigations. Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Marriam served as associate in-house legal counsel to a manufacturing and renewable energy company.
Marriam earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where she served as the Development Editor for the Washington University Law Review. Marriam was a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Brian C. Wimes in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland.
Honors & Recognition
Washington University School of Law Honors Scholar Award
Washington University School of Law, cum laude
University of Maryland
Admissions – Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Admissions – State