Oluwaseun O. Familoni represents clients in a broad range of labor and employment matters, including litigation involving claims of employment discrimination, harassment, and complex benefits-related class action disputes under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). She also works with employers to conduct investigations and establish policies that reduce the risk of litigation. Prior to attending law and business school at the University of Pennsylvania, Shay worked in human resources for two Fortune 50 companies. With her M.B.A. from The Wharton School, Shay brings a unique perspective on business and law to serve her clients’ needs.
While in law school, Shay was an Institute of Law and Economics Scholar and served as editor on Penn Law’s Journal of Business. She also served as director for Penn Law’s Employment Advocacy Project.
While at Wharton, Shay was a Joseph Wharton Fellow and served as a Leadership and Non-Profit Board Fellow.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2018, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 2018, M.B.A.
Cornell University, 2012, B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations
District of Columbia
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the District of Maryland
US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Awards and Affiliations
Ones to Watch, Litigation - Labor and Employment, The Best Lawyers in America (2023, 2024)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2019)
Member, Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers in Washington, DC, National Black Lawyers
Recipient, Outstanding Commitment to Pro Bono Leadership Award, University of Pennsylvania’s Toll Public Interest Center
Recipient, Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award, University of Pennsylvania’s Toll Public Interest Center