Shawna J. Henry


Shawna Henry (née English) represents corporate clients in all aspects of litigation in the financial services, retail, construction, and energy industries. Shawna has experience handling complex disputes in a wide range of matters, including contracts, restrictive covenants, consumer protection statutes, employment, and class actions.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Shawna served as law clerk to the Honorable Cathy Bissoon of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Shawna also served as a summer fellow for the Civil Rights Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, Shawna served as the supervising editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

Shawna maintains a strong pro bono practice, with a focus on federal civil rights litigation.

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2021–2024, Ones to Watch, Litigation - Construction, listed in Best Lawyers in America©



  • Allegheny County (PA) Bar Association



  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Pennsylvania State University, BS
  • Harvard Law School, JD