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Anita C. Shapiro

Anita C. Shapiro

Practising Law Institute
President
New York, NY, USA


Anita Shapiro is President of the Practising Law Institute. She has been with PLI for over 15 years and has extensive leadership experience and product knowledge in continuing legal education content development and delivery.

As the Executive Vice President of Programs, Anita was responsible for content development used in offering more than 400 programs annually. She managed the Program Attorney and Program Administrative staff as well as the California PLI Center. Additionally, she oversaw the management of PLI’s  Patent Office Examination product as well as the SEC Institute, a Division of PLI providing workshops and seminars on SEC reporting. Prior to her position as Executive Vice President, she was a Program Attorney with PLI handling program development in the Intellectual Property and Securities and Corporate law areas.  Anita also served as the Litigation Business Development and Marketing Director at Mayer Brown LLP in New York City where she worked with litigation partners in all domestic offices. Additionally, she was  Vice President of Intralinks, a New York City based company providing secure electronic document distribution services to the legal and  financial services industry.  Prior to her position with Intralinks, Anita was a Senior Account Manager with Thomson/West (Westlaw Division) and was responsible for instructing lawyers on best practices in electronic legal and non-legal research.

Anita  practiced as a litigator in New York City after receiving her J.D. from Temple University School of Law. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and also attended the Columbia Business School where she earned  the Certificate in Business Excellence from the Columbia Business School Executive Education Division. She is a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section, the Association of Continuing Legal Education, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and an Accredited Attorney for Representation of Veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Anita is admitted to practice in the state of New York.

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