Shelly Hall


  • location icon Chicago, IL
    550 West Adams Street
    Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60661

Shelly Hall is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Shelly has over 15 years of legal experience in government, private practice, and in-house and over 5 years teaching in higher education. In government, she was a Law Clerk at both the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In private practice, Shelly handled complex insurance issues and corporate matters for businesses. In-house, Shelly served as Claim Counsel handling cyber and claims against businesses and as a Product Leader as part of a Chief Underwriting Officer team.

In the data privacy context, Shelly advises companies as they anticipate cybersecurity threats, including by providing incident response plans and facilitating tabletop exercises, and represents them as they address data security incidents and related third-party civil litigation. She assists companies in complying with the requirements of state data breach notification statutes as well as various federal regulations and statutes. She also facilitates forensic investigations and the provision of credit monitoring and identity restoration services to individuals whose information is impacted in data security incidents. Shelly's background as a leader and professor allows her to develop and deliver real-world training on data privacy and cybersecurity issues. Her handling of complex insurance matters and cybersecurity claims provides her with unique insights into liabilities that emanate from data security incidents.

Before joining Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Shelly was working as a professor, instructor, and subject matter expert at the collegiate, graduate, and law school levels. She continues to serve as faculty at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois teaching Business, Law & Ethics. 


  • “Broker and risk managers beware: Professional liability insurance ‘fee’ exclusions with no Defense Costs exception,” D&O DiaryNovember 2017
  • “‘Charge’ Ahead: What the EEOC’s Recent Enforcement and Litigation Data Statistics Really Mean for EPL Insurers,” Insurance Coverage Law ReportJune 2014

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Geneva Community Chest, March 2010 – October 2017 - Board of Director member

  • Marketing co-chair
    • Coordinated rebranding of organization with new logo on a pro bono basis
    • Redrafting of annual fundraiser mailer, netting record contributions
    • Design and management of Facebook page specific to non-profit work
  • Agency co-chair
    • Developed project-oriented approach to funding to foster greater connection with agencies


Harvard University, The Derek Bok Center for Learning and Teaching, Higher Education Certificate, 2019

  • 8-week intensive program on teaching methods to drive student engagement and knowledge acquisition


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Illinois
  • State Supreme Courts
    • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois



The Supreme Court of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


University of Georgia School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2004

  • Law Clerk
    • Summer 2003 - Federal Trade Commission
    • Spring 2004 - Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Leadership, Honors & Activities
    • University of Georgia Student Bar Association, member and elected Senator in 2001-2002
    • Research assistant by Professor Thomas Schoenbaum for published textbook, The World Trade Organization: Law, Practice and Policy, Oxford University Press, 2003, with name credits
    • London Law Consortium and British Legal Externship program, 2003 (1 of 5 selected)

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 2001

  • Double Major: Economics and Political Science, Minor: International Studies with Diplomatic emphasis
  • Economics Research honors
    • John Wesley Powell Research honors conference presentation, “Misery and Militarization: High Military Expenditure and Minimal Development in India, 2001
    • The Park Place Economist, “Chile: The Success of a Developing Country,” co-author, April 2000.
  • Leadership, Honors & Activities
    • Pi Sigma Alpha: National Political Science Honor Society, elected President and member
    • Omicron Delta Epsilon: National Economics Honor Society, member
    • Alpha Lambda Delta: Women’s Honor Society, elected Executive Leader and member
    • Titan Law Club: elected President and member
    • United States Marine Corp, Qualifying Officer Candidate and Weekend Warrior

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