Shruti Shah is an Adjunct Professor of Law. She teaches a seminar in the J.D. Externship Program designed for students to develop skills necessary for self-directed professional learning.

Professor Shah is a Senior Manager for Risk, Compliance, and Policy at Amazon. Her work covers a variety of global issues including international regulatory compliance, policy governance, and developing scalable automated solutions to meet legal obligations.

Prior to joining Amazon, Professor Shah spent ten years in federal public service. At the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) she led the development and publication of numerous federal Wage and Hour regulations involving compensation, classification, leave policies, and immigration. She drafted enforcement policy and guidance to train U.S. DOL investigators to detect potential violations of the U.S. labor laws. She has represented the U.S. Department of Labor in international dialogues with foreign delegations on human trafficking, child, and forced labor. Most recently, she helped implement the U.S.’s first comprehensive emergency paid leave program established under the CARES ACT, COVID-19 stimulus relief legislation.

Professor Shah has also served as Labor Counsel in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions under supervising Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) where she managed legislation and oversight on wage and hour, immigration, employee benefits, and workforce health and safety matters.

Prior to coming to Washington, D.C. Professor Shah practiced law in New York City, managing Title VII Civil Rights and Wage and Hour matters in state and federal court.

Professor Shah holds a J.D. from New York Law School, where she served in the Moot Court Association earning a Best Oralist award; Securities Arbitration Clinic; and the Executive Boards of the Student Bar Association, and South Asian Law Students Association. She holds a dual B.S. in Marketing and Political Science from the Rutgers University, Janice H. Levin School of Business.