Date: June 25, 2020
Publication: Thompson Hine LLP
Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Joshua L. Shapiro has joined the firm as a partner in the Antitrust, Competition & Distribution practice group in New York. He joins the firm from Allen & Overy.
Shapiro focuses his practice on guiding clients through the antitrust review of mergers and acquisitions, from deal inception and risk assessment to clearance by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. He also provides strategic advice and antitrust counseling to U.S. and foreign clients on critical competition questions and has extensive antitrust litigation experience.
“We are pleased to welcome Josh to the firm,” said Todd E. Mason, partner-in-charge of the New York office. “His focus on merger clearance greatly complements our competition and corporate practices. Our clients will benefit from his deep knowledge of antitrust law and his experience leading antitrust aspects of high-profile and complex M&A transactions.”
Of his move to the firm, Shapiro said, “I was attracted to Thompson Hine’s platform and its competition, corporate and litigation practices. I was drawn to the firm’s reputation and long-standing relationships with some of the leading companies in the United States. In addition, I value the firm’s focus on providing predictable, transparent and efficient delivery of legal services, which will greatly benefit my clients.”
Shapiro’s experience includes secondment as antitrust counsel in the London office of a global financial institution, where he provided antitrust counseling and served as in-house counsel for cross-jurisdictional internal investigations and litigation.
He was a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee from 2016 to 2019 and has been included on the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
Shapiro earned his J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College. Immediately following law school, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
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