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Alexandra A.E. Shapiro

Alexandra A.E. Shapiro

Shapiro Arato LLP

New York, NY, USA


Alexandra Shapiro is a partner and co-founder of Shapiro Arato LLP, a New York litigation boutique.

Alexandra is an experienced trial lawyer and appellate advocate. She has tried many cases and argued numerous appeals in federal and state appellate courts, including Salman v. United States, a major insider trading case in the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Alexandra has won a series of appellate reversals of criminal convictions in significant white collar prosecutions.  Most recently, she procured a new trial for Dean Skelos, the former New York State Senate Majority Leader.  Her victories include appellate judgments of acquittal in three cases (two overturned convictions for insider trading and one reversed a tax shelter fraud conviction), as well as several decisions granting new trials for clients who had been convicted of tax crimes, securities fraud, accounting fraud, public corruption, and obstruction of justice.

Alexandra has also conducted internal investigations on behalf of corporations, corporate boards, and Audit Committees. She has assisted clients in developing and implementing regulatory compliance programs.  She served as President of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, a not-for-profit professional association of about 250 experienced lawyers whose principal area of practice is the defense of criminal cases in the federal courts in New York.

Prior to co-founding her firm in 2009, Alexandra was a partner of Latham & Watkins LLP, and before that, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she also served as Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney.  She clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the U.S. and for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Alexandra received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law; she graduated first in her class and was an articles editor of the Columbia Law Review. She received her B.A. from Williams College, graduating magna cum laude and with Honors in History.

Alexandra A.E. Shapiro is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Alexandra A.E. Shapiro and Daniel J. O’Neill, Shapiro Arato LLP, Salman v. United States: The Supreme Court Leaves More Questions About Insider Trading Law Than It Answers, For the Defense (May 2017) - Insider Trading Law 2017, Friday, July 21, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Insider Trading Law 2018, Thursday, September 20, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Insider Trading Law 2018, Thursday, September 20, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Insider Trading Law 2018, Thursday, September 20, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Insider Trading Law 2018, Thursday, September 20, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Insider Trading Law 2018, Thursday, September 20, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Insider Trading Law 2018, Thursday, September 20, 2018, Cleveland, OH
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