Renowned Scholar Professor David L. Shapiro and Lawyer Will Serve a…

Renowned Scholar Professor David L. Shapiro and Lawyer Will Serve as Litigation and Appellate Consultant

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, the national law and consulting firm, announced today that it has engaged Professor David L. Shapiro as a litigation and appellate consultant.

Mr. Shapiro, Professor of Law Emeritus, Harvard Law School, is one of the nation’s foremost federal courts and constitutional scholars. He has argued and participated as amicus curiae in numerous cases before the United States Supreme Court and the federal appeals courts. Professor Shapiro co-authors Hart and Wechsler’s The Federal Courts and The Federal System. He also has published other books and articles in leading law reviews on federal court jurisdiction and procedure, federalism, administrative and labor law, among other subjects.

“David Shapiro is a truly extraordinary legal scholar and lawyer, with whom we already have had the privilege of working on important matters for Manatt clients,” said Chad Hummel, Chair of Manatt’s national Litigation Division. “From our successful prior collaborations, we know that Professor Shapiro fits perfectly with our firm’s national litigation practice and especially our expanding appellate and U.S. Supreme Court practice. We are honored and thrilled that Professor Shapiro has agreed to become a consultant to Manatt.”

“I am very pleased to continue my collaboration with the professionals at Manatt,” said Professor Shapiro. “Manatt’s lawyers do exemplary legal work and the firm has a remarkable record in pro bono matters, with a deep commitment to giving something back to the community and helping those who cannot afford counsel.”

Professor Shapiro clerked for Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan, and he joined Harvard Law School as an assistant professor in 1963. Professor Shapiro served as Associate Dean of Harvard Law School from 1971 to 1976. In 1986, he was named the William Nelson Cromwell Professor at Harvard Law School. Professor Shapiro has also been a visiting professor at various law schools around the country and internationally, including Stanford, Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, University of Arizona and New York University.

From 1988 to 1991, Professor Shapiro took a leave of absence from Harvard Law School to serve as Deputy Solicitor General for the first Bush administration. As Deputy Solicitor General, Professor Shapiro argued 10 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his career, Professor Shapiro has participated in over 60 U.S. Supreme Court cases, and in 2006 he contributed to three amicus briefs in Supreme Court cases.

Professor Shapiro received his B.A. from Harvard College, magna cum laude in 1954 and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School, summa cum laude, Fay Diploma in 1957. At Harvard Law School, he served as Note Editor for the Harvard Law Review.

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