Ian Shapiro is a member of Cooley's litigation department leadership team and the head of business litigation for the East Coast. He represents individuals and companies in complicated and hard fought commercial disputes in state and federal courts and arbitrations throughout the US. While he has represented every type of company in nearly every type of case, his experience is not in any particular industry or legal subject, but in sizing up a case and developing its facts and the law to ensure his clients have every conceivable chance of prevailing.

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They [New York litigation team] are all very skilled lawyers. – Chambers USA

  • Harvard Law School
    JD, 2000

  • Yale University
    BA, Philosophy

Admissions & Credentials

New York


  • American Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Council

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Litigation: General Commercial