Sameena “Shina” Majeed is an attorney with over two decades of federal civil litigation experience. Until 2023, Shina served as Chief of the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the Civil Rights Division in the United States Department of Justice. As Chief, Shina led a nationwide program to enforce federal civil rights laws, including cases under the Fair Housing Act, the Equal Credit and Opportunity Act, and other federal civil rights statutes. Shina also served as Principal Deputy Chief, Deputy Chief and a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division and led investigations and cases that challenged a wide variety of federal civil rights violations, from mortgage redlining to sexual harassment to disability discrimination.
Prior to her years with the United States Department of Justice, Shina spent several years litigating civil rights and class-action cases at a public interest law firm in Washington, D.C. She was also a Skadden Law Fellow, an attorney at the Legal Aid Society for the District of Columbia, an advocate at the Urban Justice Center in New York City, and a law clerk for the Honorable Gladys Kessler in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Shina earned her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law with honors. She resides in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, two teenagers, and three four-legged friends. She enjoys reading, running, volunteering, and keeping up with her busy household.