Shoney is a former Latham & Watkins LLP patent litigation associate with experience before federal courts and the International Trade Commission on behalf of clients including Apple, WhatsApp, and Capital One. While at Latham, she also appeared before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in pro bono representations of victims of sexual, domestic, and state violence in their applications for deferred action under the Violence Against Women Act, U nonimmigrant status for crime victims, and asylum. This work was inspired in part by Shoney’s experience as a student in the University of Chicago Law School’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic, which partners with the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration to provide legal representation to poor children and young adults accused of delinquency and crime while attending to their social, psychological and educational needs.
Shoney also serves as the Resident Fellow of Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, Stanford University’s American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander theme house. At Muwekma, she is committed to building a residential community that supports Indigenous students academically and emotionally throughout their Stanford careers and to creating opportunities for undergraduates and alumni to connect to ensure that community support will continue after Indigenous Stanford students become Indigenous Stanford alumni.
Shoney is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation.
Education: Stanford University, B.A. in International Relations; University of Chicago Law School, Juris Doctor, June 2009
Bar Admissions: California; United States District Court, Central District of California; United States District Court, Northern District of California; United States District Court, Southern District of New York; United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas