Shira Anderson's practice focuses on international and cross-jurisdictional matters, with an emphasis on US foreign relations law, particularly as it relates to foreign sovereign immunity. She also assists clients in appellate-level civil litigation and on matters pertaining to white collar defense. Ms. Anderson maintains an active pro bono practice.

Ms. Anderson received both a JD and an LLM in International & Comparative Law, magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where she served as the Special Projects Editor of the Duke Journal of International & Comparative Law. During her time at Duke, Ms. Anderson received the Dean's Award in Property Law, the Dean's Award in International Business Law, and was nominated as a Salzburg Cutler Fellow. Prior to law school, Ms. Anderson worked in high tech as a marketing and public relations manager. Prior to that, she served in the Israel Defense Forces' Foreign Relations Unit, where she served as the Liaison to the International Committee to the Red Cross and as an NCO in the Military Strategic Information Section.


  • LLM, International & Comparative Law, Duke University School of Law, 2018, magna cum laude
  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2018, magna cum laude
  • BA, History, University of California, Berkeley, 2009, Honors in History, High Distinction in General Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • Supreme Court of Israel, President Esther Hayut
  • Supreme Court of Israel, The Honorable Yael Willner
  • IDF, Foreign Relations Unit, International Military Cooperation Department, 2011: Award of Excellence

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