Building on its recent momentum in San Francisco, Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. announced that Jonathan A. Shapiro, an experienced corporate and securities litigator formerly of Wilmer Hale, has joined as a Member and the Head of the firm’s West Coast Litigation Practice. He is the fourth new Member to join the San Francisco office in the last month.
Having established and expanded Wilmer Hale’s West Coast securities department, Mr. Shapiro further strengthens Mintz corporate capabilities in the Bay Area and beyond, with a practice focused on complex business and securities litigation as well as government enforcement actions.
“The firm remains strongly committed to expanding our West Coast presence with a first-class San Francisco office, and Jon is a perfect fit for what we are building in the Bay Area,” said Robert I. Bodian, Mintz Managing Member.
“Not only are these lawyers bringing impressive backgrounds and a history of top-notch client service, they are coming with a contagious amount of enthusiasm for what we’re creating here,” said Paul Churchill, Managing Member of Mintz San Francisco office. “Within a remarkably short period of time, we have established thriving litigation, corporate, intellectual property and real estate practices, all led by entrepreneurial Members who are leveraging the firm’s full-service platform to further enhance their value to clients.”
“Mintz has committed to a robust presence in San Francisco and investing in a broad range of practice areas that are key to companies ranging from emerging growth businesses to global corporations,” said Mr. Shapiro. “The opportunity to join this outstanding group of lawyers and build something special in this market is one of the most thrilling of my career.”
Mr. Shapiro represents public and financial services companies, officers and directors, investment bankers and other companies in class action litigations; issues involving corporate transactions and governance; as well as matters involving allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. He regularly defends and conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients facing actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, FINRA and other entities. Among his numerous honors and awards include being recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Business and as a Northern California Super Lawyer. A graduate of Brandeis University, he earned his law degree from Boston College Law School.