B.A., Williams College; J.D., Yale Law School
Howard Shapiro, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has 35 years of courtroom experience as a trial lawyer in civil and criminal matters and has been repeatedly recognized as one of Washington’s leading lawyers. He has been singled out by Chambers USA as a Star Individual for white-collar criminal defense; and he is listed in the Expert Guide to the World’s Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers. Mr. Shapiro was chair of WilmerHale’s Litigation/Controversy Department for more than 20 years.
Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Shapiro served as the General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1993 to 1997. In 1997, Mr. Shapiro was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal by the Director of Central Intelligence. He was previously an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he tried numerous cases ranging from bank fraud and political corruption to organized crime and narcotics. During his tenure as an AUSA, Mr. Shapiro was specially assigned by the Justice Department to investigate and prosecute the notorious mail bombing assassinations of United States Circuit Judge Robert Vance and civil rights attorney Robert Robinson.