Shila Mashhadishafie

Legal Services Corporation

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Shila Mashhadishafie is a volunteer attorney with Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) and serves as Vice President on PBRC's Board. Shila is also a Program Counsel within the Legal Services Corporation’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE). Prior to joining OCE, Shila was a Senior Prosecutor in the Narcotics Division at the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, her work included leading and litigating complex felony narcotics investigations, including wire-tap investigations, multi-defendant distribution rings, and related firearms. Shila was hired into OCE in August of 2006 and has often served as team leader of the on-site review teams responsible for assessing compliance with the LSC Act and implementing authorities. Shila’s expertise within OCE are in 1610 (Program Integrity, and use of LSC, and non-LSC funds), and 1630 (Cost Allocation). Additionally, Shila served as the lead trainer for Executive Director Orientation Webinars, provided training to new OCE program counsels and temporary employees, and is Chair of the Program Integrity Working Group.

Shila Mashhadishafie
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