Daniel H. Shapira

Daniel Shapira
(412) 338-5225
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1969
  • Oberlin College, B.A. in History with honors, 1966
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Dan Shapira serves as the principal outside corporate counsel to one of the nation’s largest private companies.  He is frequently retained by companies to consult on complex commercial transactions and confidential internal investigations.  He has litigated numerous complex commercial matters, including antitrust, securities fraud, insurance, and labor matters.

Dan served as counsel for a group of corporate and individual defendants in the Phar-Mor Securities Litigation which was comprised of 40 consolidated suits involving hundreds of millions of dollars in the Western District of Pennsylvania.  He is also frequently the lead negotiator of labor contracts for large companies.  Dan has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in significant personal injury litigation.  He also has successfully defended individuals and companies charged with white-collar offenses.

Dan served as a Deputy Attorney General and head of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission from 1972 to 1974. Subsequently, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1979 and was appointed the Chief of the White Collar Crime Division. During his tenure in the United States Attorneys Office, he was recipient of the Department of Justice Outstanding Performance and Special Achievement Awards and received commendations from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a result of his successful prosecution of several sensitive, high-profile corruption cases.

Dan has also served as an instructor at the National School of Trial Advocacy.