Shirley Diaz

Shirley Diaz

Associate, Litigation


Shirley Diaz assists clients in navigating inquiries and enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ms. Diaz handles SEC investigations involving a wide range of topics, including those arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and those related to accounting issues. She has represented companies in the broadcast media, energy, brand management and packaging industries.

Recent experience includes:

  • representing a corporation in an SEC investigation related to its relationship with its external auditor;
  • defending a multinational energy corporation in an FCPA investigation related to government contracts in Latin America; and
  • assisting a power company in responding to an SEC inquiry related to its accounting methodology.

Ms. Diaz also is deeply committed to pro bono work. She has been listed in the DC Bar Pro Bono High Honor Roll every year since her admission to the bar. Her pro bono experience includes assisting immigrants with their asylum applications, impact litigation challenging changes to immigration rules and a year-long secondment at Legal Aid where she represented low-income tenants in landlord-tenant court.

Ms. Diaz is a member of the firm’s Latinx Affinity Network and serves as president of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She also is a member of the DC Bar’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Task Force. Before attending law school, she worked as an analyst at a global investment bank.



  • J.D., University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2018
  • M.A., University of Nevada, 2013
  • B.A., University of Nevada, 2012


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


  • Spanish

Shirley Diaz