Shalayne Pillar is a litigator who focuses her practice in intellectual property, employment law and complex commercial litigation. Her experience includes trademark litigation, copyright and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation and deceptive advertising claims.
On the employment side, Shalayne has experience litigating complex wage and hour claims, non-compete and employment contracts, and various discrimination claims. She also counsels clients on various regulatory issues and internal policies to minimize any potential liability. Additionally, Shalayne has experience with professional responsibility claims and related matters, including discipline defense, disqualification and lawyer liability.
Shalayne is often called upon for her sharp writing skills, drafting critical motions, motions for summary judgments, motion to dismiss and post-trial motions for a variety of legal matters. She also regularly authors content for newsletters and alerts on intellectual property and employment law.
Prior to law school, Shalayne worked in the non-profit community in Phoenix where she focused her efforts on higher education advocacy.
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 2017)
CALI Award: Legal Writing, Legislations and Statutory Construction, and Jurisprudence
Articles Editor, Washington University Law Review
Advanced Clinical Student in Entrepreneurial and Intellectual Property Clinic (2017)
Arizona State University (B.A., Political Science, Global Studies, magna cum laude, 2011)
Externship abroad in Uganda to research the effects of women-focused lending in microfinance