Peter B. Shapiro

Associate

New York
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Overview

Peter Shapiro has a media-focused intellectual property practice, with an emphasis on litigation. Having worked as a journalist for more than a decade prior to entering law school and serving as the media law clerk at NBC Universal, Peter has a strong understanding of media law, a knowledge base he draws on when representing clients with intellectual property concerns.

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  • Works in conjunction with the firm's role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
  • Member of the team representing a documentary filmmaker's production company in response to a subpoena issued by the city of New York seeking access to unused footage from a new documentary covering the Central Park Five. The city sought footage to defend itself against a lawsuit filed by the families of the men involved in the Central Park Five case. The team obtained a decision in favor of the client through seeking protection under New York shield laws and laws protecting journalists' privilege.
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Experience

  • Works in conjunction with the firm's role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
  • Member of the team representing a documentary filmmaker's production company in response to a subpoena issued by the city of New York seeking access to unused footage from a new documentary covering the Central Park Five. The city sought footage to defend itself against a lawsuit filed by the families of the men involved in the Central Park Five case. The team obtained a decision in favor of the client through seeking protection under New York shield laws and laws protecting journalists' privilege.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013 to 2016)

Memberships

  • Media Law Resource Center: Shield Law Task Force

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Pro Bono

  • Filed habeas petitions in the state of Georgia in an attempt to have the penalty overturned for a client in a death penalty case involving a prolonged appeals process.

Prior Positions

  • NBC Universal: Media Law Clerk
  • Office of the New York State Attorney General: Internet Bureau

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York, 2009

Education

  • J.D., Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • M.A., University of Sussex (Brighton, United Kingdom), 1993
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1991