Wenny Shen
Associate | San Francisco
Wenny Shen

Wenny Shen focuses her practice on corporate and securities matters with an emphasis on leveraged finance and private equity transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions. She represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, corporate borrowers and financial institutions in a broad range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions.

Ms. Shen was a Dechert summer associate in 2021. Prior to joining Dechert, she served as Admissions Co-Chair of OUTLaw at New York University School of Law and worked as a Law Fellow at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Shen is admitted in New York only; she is not admitted in California.

  • Legal counsel and parole preparation – Worked with Sanctuary for Families to successfully prepare the request for discretionary release on parole for an incarcerated survivor of significant domestic violence.
  • Case Screening for wrongful conviction – Worked with Innocence Project to evaluate and access application from incarcerated individuals with the potential to be proven actual innocence based on DNA evidence.
  • Reproductive Health Legal Assistance - Regularly work with Lawyers for Good Government to update and develop a database to track the legal landscape related to reproductive healthcare. 
    • Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 2019, magna cum laude with High Honor in Philosophy
    • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2022
    • Admitted in New York only; not admitted in California
    • English
    • Mandarin