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Shruti's Profile

Shruti is a member of the Firm's Litigation Section and focuses her practice in the areas of Securities Litigation and Commercial Litigation involving a wide range of business disputes involving breach of contract, cyber issues, and privacy breaches, among others.

In her securities practice, Shruti defends financial institutions primarily in FINRA arbitrations. Shruti is experienced in litigating a wide range of issues for some of the largest financial instructions in the United States. She has handled cases alleging unsuitability, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and other operations-based cases for a wide range of business clients. She is proficient in handling all stages of litigation – from pre-dispute resolution to final hearing - and she has successfully defended clients resulting in $0 verdicts for her clients, both in the hearing room and through dispositive motions.

Prior to joining Maynard, Shruti clerked with the 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama.

Shruti volunteers her spare time as a coach and judge for high school mock trial and debate teams. Shruti is also passionate about increasing diversity in the legal field.

Shruti's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Junior Board of WBHM

Shruti's Publications

Earning Immunity Under 47 U.S.C. § 230, 8.2 Ala CR & CL (2017)


State Bar: Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee (Pending)

  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (2017, J.D.; Acquisitions Editor, Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, Academic scholarship recipient, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, Healthcare Transactional Moot Court Team, and Trial Team)
  • University of Mississippi
    • (2014, B.A.; magna cum laude, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Croft Institute of International Studies, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, and Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honors societies)


Tenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama

Monday, January 27, 2020


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 27, 2020) — Maynard is pleased to announce that Shruti Jaishankar has joined the Birmingham office as an Associate in Maynard’s Securities and Financial Services practice group. Shruti is experienced in representing brokerage firms in arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Prior to joining...

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