Sharal L. Henderson is a special counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on transactional and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on consumer finance law. In addition to being a lawyer, Ms. Henderson is a Certified Public Accountant.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Henderson gained experience in the finance and accounting fields holding positions as controller, director, and vice-president of financial reporting & accounting. She was also an auditor in a regional public accounting firm where she performed audits of local governmental entities, tax-exempt entities, for-profit entities, and employee benefit plans. While in law school, Ms. Henderson interned at the Florida Supreme Court for Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III.
Ms. Henderson received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law (2005), where she was a member of the Florida State University Law Review and was selected for the Florida State Chapter of the Order of the Coif.
Ms. Henderson earned both a Master of Accountancy (1995) and a B.A. in accounting (1994) from the University of West Florida. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Ms. Henderson served on active duty with the United States Air Force.
Ms. Henderson has been admitted to practice law in Florida since 2005, and has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida since 1996. She is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.