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Shirley Goza

Shirley Goza

QTS Realty Trust
General Counsel
Overland Park, KS, USA


Shirley Goza is General Counsel for QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS), one of the largest and fastest-growing data center and cloud services providers in the nation. Ms. Goza has served as General Counsel of QTS and its predecessor since 2006.  She has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing attorney and law professor.  Prior to joining QTS, Ms. Goza co-owned and operated Focus Trial and Settlement Solutions, a company that facilitated mock trials for trial attorneys, and served as managing partner.  Ms. Goza previously was a partner with the law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon, one of the premier litigation defense firms in the United States.  In addition to a robust litigation practice, she taught Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Advanced Litigation Drafting and Legal Research and Writing at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law and taught Torts II as a visiting professor at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Ms. Goza has been published on a number of topics, has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has received a number of awards including Who’s Who of American Women, Outstanding Women of America, the Kansas City Business Journal award for “Women Who Mean Business” and the Kansas City Magazine’s “Super Lawyer” award.

Shirley also is involved in a variety of charitable activities, including the University of Kansas National Merit Scholarship Fundraiser, University of Kansas Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors, Chairperson, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Auction, and the Women’s Employment Network.

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