Stephen M. Shapiro Esq.

Mayer Brown
Sharpiro, Stephen M.

Stephen M. Shapiro is the founder and senior member of the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice group at Mayer Brown. Under his leadership, the group has grown to become the largest Supreme Court and appellate practice in the country. Mr. Shapiro has personally has been responsible for briefing more than 200 cases and for arguing 30 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Clients that Mr. Shapiro has represented in private practice include many members of the Fortune 500 in virtually all industries and areas of business, as well as national and state governments, other governmental entities, leading trade and professional associations, and high-profile not-for-profit organizations. The precedent-setting cases that he has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court have led to far-reaching decisions reshaping the law of antitrust, securities regulation, taxation, patent law, banking, administrative law, employment, and federal-state relations.

Before joining Mayer Brown, Mr. Shapiro served as Deputy Solicitor General of the United States (1981-83), and as Assistant to the Solicitor General (1978-80). As Deputy Solicitor General in the Reagan administration, his responsibilities included briefing and arguing cases for the federal government in the Supreme Court and supervising appellate litigation in the courts of appeals. He supervised most of the government’s business cases in the Supreme Court, including antitrust, banking, FTC, SEC, CFTC, FCC, FMC, CPSC, CAB, ICC, and other cases arising from federal administrative agencies. He received the Department of Justice Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Shapiro has written numerous articles on appellate practice, and has lectured on these issues before law schools and professional organizations nationwide. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute.

Mr. Shapiro received his B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from Yale Law School.

He is an author of the Bloomberg BNA treatise Supreme Court Practice.