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Shayla J. Wright

Associate
Atlanta | 678.690.5731
Fax | 404.869.6972

Shayla Wright focuses her practice on business litigation and sports and entertainment law. She has helped resolve a variety of disputes, including those involving property, health care compliance, labor and employment, premises and product liability, construction, contracts, and trucking. She has experience in federal and state courts as well as mediation.

Shayla also advises on NCAA name, image, and likeness (NIL) issues. She has provided guidance to the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, the Georgia State Athletic Department, and their student-athletes on NIL contract, liability, and eligibility considerations. She is a former senior captain of Georgia Tech's women's basketball team, and she was one of 60 student-athletes recognized as part of Georgia Tech’s celebration of 60 years of Black excellence.

Shayla is also a former summer associate in the City of Atlanta's Law Department, where she played a role in projects involving qualified immunity, employment discrimination, premises liability, and city contracts with movie production companies. She is also a former intern for Judge Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Shayla received her law degree from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA). She received her bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech. In addition to serving as senior captain of Georgia Tech's women's basketball team, she was president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board, a voting member of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association's board of trustees, and one of two Division I student-athletes selected to serve as a representative for the NCAA Women's Basketball Issues Committee.

Outside of work, Shayla is an active participant in the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and enjoys coaching girls basketball, Orangetheory workouts, cooking, and baking.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended a leading global technology company in arbitration related to a claim of fraudulent inducement of a contract; the arbitrator ultimately awarded less than 1% of the $6 million the claimant sought in damages.

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Honors & Awards

  • Georgia Tech's 60 for 60
  • ACC All-Academic Team
  • Peach of an Athlete Role Model Award
  • Georgia Tech Leadership Award
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

Memberships

  • Georgia Tech Alumni Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • E. Wycliffe Orr Sr. American Inn of Court, 2017-2018