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Shahiedah Shabazz


ArentFox Schiff LLP

 Before joining

ArentFox Schiff, Shahiedah worked at the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Office for four years,

where she helped to develop local cannabis policy, monitored developments in cannabis law and

policy within federal, state and local government agencies, and prosecuted unlicensed dispensaries.


She also served as in-house counsel to the County Auditor-Controller and the Treasurer and Tax

Collector, and successfully defended the County against multiple lawsuits. Between stints at the

County Counsel, Shahiedah worked as a deputy city attorney to several cities, where she primarily

focused on land use, the California Environmental Quality Act, and writ litigation. In addition to

extensive experience in land use and cannabis law, Shahiedah has advised clients in the areas of real

estate, business transactions and nonprofit law, and trademark law.