Admitted: 1994, New York, New Jersey, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Law School: Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.

 

Biography: Robert J. Shapiro has been a partner at The Shapiro Firm, LLP since 1998, where he counsels and litigates concerning general corporate and commercial matters, intellectual property and unfair competition.  He started working at the firm after graduating from the Michigan State University School of Law in 1994. 

 

Mr. Shapiro is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Member, Intellectual Property Section and Special Committee on Cyberspace Law), Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Past Member, Committee on Information Technology; Trade Marks and Unfair Competition Committee), and a lifetime member of the Michigan State University School of Law Alumni Association. He was also a former member, of the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Village of Roslyn, New York.

 

Mr. Shapiro is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey, and has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

 

He has co-authored:  “Start-Up and Grow with Counsel:  Tackling Legal Issues Confronting Small Businesses,” The Shapiro Firm, LLP, 2011.

 

Mr. Shapiro lives on Long Island with his wife and children.  He has volunteered as a coach of: the Half Hollow Hills Youth Lacrosse, NFL Youth Flag Football, St. Matthew’s and Dix Hills Youth Basketball programs.

Born: Roslyn Heights, New York, December 24, 1966

 

Admitted: 1995, New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

 

Law School: Fordham University, J.D.

Biography: Jonathan S. Shapiro has been a partner at The Shapiro Firm, LLP since 2002, where he counsels and litigates concerning intellectual property and unfair competition, as well as general commercial matters.  He developed a Trade Secret Law course which he has taught as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School since 2006.  Mr. Shapiro was an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, New York, from 1995-2002, where he concentrated on antitrust and intellectual property law, and also was a law clerk to the Honorable Alfred J. Lechner, Jr., U.S.D.J., in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1994-1995).  He is a 1994 cum laude graduate of Fordham Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and a Notes and Articles Editor on the Fordham Law Review.

 

Mr. Shapiro is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Fordham Law Alumni Association and the Fordham Law Review Alumni Association.  Mr. Shapiro is licensed to practice law in New York, and has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

 

He has authored the following:  “Start-Up and Grow with Counsel:  Tackling Legal Issues Confronting Small Businesses,” The Shapiro Firm, LLP, 2011; "Trade Secret Law Practice:  Keeping Secrets and Avoiding Liability," NYSBA Bright Ideas, Spring/Summer 2004; "Proving Trademark Dilution After 'Victoria's Secret'," New York Law Journal, April 14, 2003; "Protecting Trade Secrets in an IP Audit," New York Law Journal, October 21, 2002;  Note, "Warming the Bench: The Nonstatutory Labor Exemption in the National Football League," Fordham Law Review, April 1993.  Additionally, he was a contributing author toThe Journal of Proprietary Rights, 1995-1997, and a co-author of “The Stakes are High for Antitrust Defendants as Treble Damages May Be Only the Beginning," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, September 1999.

 

Mr. Shapiro and his family live in Westchester, New York, where he has volunteered as a youth lacrosse coach and as a Board Member of John Jay Youth Lacrosse.

Born: Roslyn Heights, New York, August 1, 1969

Admitted: 1961, New York; 1964, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1971, U.S. Supreme Court; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Law School: Brooklyn Law School, J.D.

 

Biography: Leonard N. Shapiro founded the law practice in 1963 that later became The Shapiro Firm, LLP.  Mr. Shapiro received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School, and his undergraduate degree,magna cum laude, from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.  While at Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Shapiro served as Editor-in-Chief of the Brooklyn Law Review.  Mr. Shapiro is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  Mr. Shapiro is licensed to practice law in New York, and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

 

Born: New York, N.Y., October 1, 1936

Military Service: U.S. Army, Ordnance 1960-1961 (active); 1961-1966 (Reserve)

 

Admitted: 1996, New York; 2000, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 2017 Connecticut

Law School: Harvard University, J.D.

Biography: Kerry C. Foley received her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Boston University, College of Engineering.  While at Harvard Law School, Ms. Foley served as a Staff Member on the Journal of Law and Technology.  Ms. Foley was previously an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, in New York, NY.  Ms. Foley is licensed to practice law in New York and Connecticut, and has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

 

Born: Providence, Rhode Island, August 23, 1969

 

Admitted:  2009, Florida.

 

Law School: Yale Law School, J.D., 2006

 

Biography:  Mr. Yancy has been Of Counsel at the Shapiro Firm LLP since 2015, where he concentrates on a wide range of complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract, torts (e.g., fraud, negligence, and conversion), breach of fiduciary duty, and alleged violations of New York state banking statutes and regulations.  

 

Mr. Yancy was previously a Senior Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP in Miami, Florida and New York, New York from 2007-2014.  His practice focused on complex commercial litigation, as well as products liability, intellectual property, consumer law, civil RICO, ERISA, and securities, among others. Mr. Yancy has represented clients across a number of industries, including finance, real estate, health care, technology, consumer goods, hospitality and leisure, manufacturing, and media/entertainment.

 

Before entering private practice, Mr. Yancy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward C. Prado on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

 

He received his law degree from Yale Law School and his undergraduate degree from Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

 

Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1980

 

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