Women We Admire names Shaama Pandya, a vice president at Cornerstone Research, to its annual list of Women Leaders in the Washington, DC, area.
Washington—Women We Admire has named Shaama Pandya to its list of Top 50 Women Leaders in DC for 2023. Published annually, the list honors exceptional women who embody “the courage, passion, and commitment that propel their organizations forward year after year.” Ms. Pandya oversees Cornerstone Research’s business development initiatives related to Rule 10b-5 and Section 11/12 matters, and co-leads C-Pride, the firm’s vibrant LGBTQ+ affinity group.
Ms. Pandya was recognized for her expertise and leadership in complex litigation and regulatory investigations related to securities, consumer finance, and valuation. She has more than a decade of experience managing large teams in expert discovery, motion practice, and mediation and settlement negotiations, as well as trials and arbitrations. Ms. Pandya’s work spans multiple industries and addresses a broad range of economic issues, including market efficiency, loss causation, and damages.
“Shaama brings deep knowledge and dedication to the challenging securities and finance matters our clients face,” said Alexander “Sasha” Aganin, who heads Cornerstone Research’s financial institutions practice. “She also serves as a key leader and mentor in our DEI initiatives, fostering the firm’s commitment to a culture of kindness and belonging. We congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.”
Ms. Pandya has worked on matters in a variety of venues, including U.S. federal and state courts, the Delaware Court of Chancery, and international jurisdictions, notably in Latin America and Europe. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and earned dual undergraduate degrees in economics and cultural anthropology from Duke University.
“I am proud to be recognized among these accomplished DC-based women,” said Ms. Pandya. “Throughout my career at Cornerstone Research, I have benefited from outstanding mentors and the firm’s supportive, collaborative culture. It is an honor to pay that forward and empower others to learn, grow, and be their authentic selves, both in and beyond the workplace.”
Women We Admire recognizes “the achievements of exceptional women while inspiring others to aim high and continue their journey towards reaching their full potential.”