2/9/2021 9:00:00 AM
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JND Legal Administration (JND), a legal management and administration services provider serving plaintiff and defendant firms, corporations and government entities across five service lines, recently hired Shandarese (Shandy) Garr as Vice President of Operations. Garr has over 25 years of experience in class action administration and was brought on by JND to keep pace with the company’s rapid case growth.
Garr has held many prominent roles over the course of her distinguished legal administration career, including VP of Securities at Garden City Group (GCG), as well as VP of Midwest Operations at GCG. A strong proponent of consumer rights advocacy and access to justice initiatives, Garr is a former administrator for the National Association of Shareholder & Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT) and has been a Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) board member since 2016. While at GCG, Garr also served as VP of Diversity & Inclusion for a term, where she organized speakers, programs and other initiatives to bring awareness to the workplace challenges facing minorities.
An expert in her field, Garr has played key roles in numerous high-profile class action administrations, including the $6.15 billion WorldCom settlement and the $10 billion+ DeepWater Horizon class action settlement. She was recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal as a recipient of its Diversity Leader Award in 2018 and was featured in a CNN article titled “What Changes with Women in the Boardroom,” (2013) along with JND founder and CEO, Jennifer Keough.
The founders of JND – Jennifer Keough, Neil Zola and David Isaac – have worked with Garr for much of her career and are excited that she is bringing her talents to JND. “Having worked extensively with Shandy before founding JND, I know the kind of dedication, work ethic and expertise she brings to the team,” says Neil Zola, Executive Co-Chairman at JND. “Her diverse background in all aspects of class action administration makes her a perfect fit for JND. We are excited to continue to grow our claims administration business with Shandy’s expertise.”
“JND has clearly established itself as the leader in this field,” said Garr. “Having worked with Jennifer, Neil and David before, I am not surprised. I am excited to work with them again. Their firm is at the fore, doing the important, high-profile class action administration work that I love. I can’t wait to get involved.”
Committed to recognizing talent and advancing opportunity for women in the workplace, JND is the only legal administration firm in the country with a woman CEO and woman CFO. Garr is the eighth woman and second African American to join the ranks of JND’s diverse executive team.
About JND Legal Administration
JND Legal Administration is a legal management and administration company trusted by law firms, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the nation. Founded in 2016 and led by industry veterans Jennifer Keough, Neil Zola and David Isaac, JND delivers best-in-class legal services in the areas of class action settlement administration, mass tort claims and lien resolution, eDiscovery, legal notice programs, government services and healthcare solutions. The company is backed by Stone Point Capital and has offices in California, Minnesota, New York, Washington and Washington, D.C. For more information about JND, visit www.JNDLA.com.