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Shari Fallek  Coats

Shari Fallek Coats

Deputy General Counsel, Office of General Counsel
New York, NY, USA

Shari Coats is Deputy General Counsel and a Principal in the Office of General Counsel for Deloitte.  She is a senior advisor on a variety of workplace-related issues, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, restrictive covenants and trade secrets matters, all with a focus on minimizing risk, preventing litigation, and improving the organization’s internal and external brand.  She works closely with the Talent Organization, Partner Matters, Ethics and Compliance, and other business leaders to establish programs and policies that address regulatory concerns and emerging areas, including social media and data privacy, continuously identifying creative and flexible solutions to current and future Talent challenges.  Shari monitors legislative and other political efforts and manages implementation of changes required as a result new laws and regulations.  She conducts and oversees internal investigations into concerns raised, and she defends Deloitte and manages outside counsel on a multitude of employment-related litigation and administrative matters.

Career Overview

Shari began her practice of law as a general litigator in Houston, Texas, with the law firm now known as Locke Lord LLP.  She moved to New York and joined Proskauer Rose LLP, focusing solely on employment law issues, and she joined Deloitte’s Office of General Counsel in 2002. 

Education, Professional Affiliations & Certifications

Shari is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Texas Bar Association.  She received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and her B.A. from the University of Texas.


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