Jeffrey B. Shapiro
Jeffrey B. Shapiro is Arnstein & Lehr LLP’s Florida managing partner, directly coordinating and supervising attorneys in our Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices. A nationally acclaimed trial attorney, Mr. Shapiro has served as lead counsel in handling trials and arbitrations involving products, fire and chemical litigation, medical devices and drugs with extensive expertise in commercial litigation matters on behalf of major domestic and foreign companies. During the past several years, in connection with the representation of his clients, Mr. Shapiro has appeared in various state and federal courts and been involved both regionally and nationally in multi-district litigation, and “global settlement strategies.”
Professional Activities and Achievements
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Shapiro worked from 1976 to 1979 as an assistant district attorney in New York, serving as the lead attorney in numerous felony trials involving crimes ranging from white collar matters to acts of violence. Mr. Shapiro has spoken and written on numerous topics, including the best method to approach “repetitive” litigation involving the same product, both in the context of multiple state lawsuits and class actions, CAFA 2005, spoliation of evidence and federal preemption.
He is the chairperson of the Medical Device and Drug committee of the International Lawyers Network, a member of the Defense Research Institute, as well as the American, Florida, and Dade County Bar Associations. Additionally, Mr. Shapiro is presently the chairperson of the Audit and Budget Committee for the Miami-Dade Public School System.
New York University (L.L.M., 1979)
St. John’s University (J.D., 1976)
Queens College of the City of New York (B.A., cum laude, 1973)
State of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida
State of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court