Isaac Shapiro



Isaac Shapiro Of Counsel, to law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, NY. Mr. Shapiro has shown outstanding work in his field for several years. He has previously worked out of the firm’s Paris and Hong Kong locations, in addition to holding the role of partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP for 20 years. Mr. Shapiro served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. From there, his educational career began. Mr. Shapiro earned a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Columbia University. Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1754 as King’s College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain. Columbia is the oldest college in the state of New York and the fifth chartered institution of higher learning in the country, making it one of nine colonial colleges founded before the Declaration of Independence. In 1957, he completed postgraduate work at the University of Paris. He earned his admission to the New York State Bar that year also. Shortly after, he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. In 1991, after establishing Skadden’s paris office, Mr. Shapiro was admitted to the Paris Bar. He is a member with the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Japan Society in New York, The Nippon Club, the Century Association, the Cercle de l’Union Interalliee and the Royal Automobile Club. Educating others in his profession, he has lectured in Soviet law. He has also been an adjunct associate professor at New York University, as well as an adjunct professor and director of Russian legal studies at Columbia Law School. Mr. Shapiro values his community and is on the board of trustees of the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Further, Mr. Shapiro is a trustee emeritus of the National Humanities Center and a life trustee of the Asian Cultural Council. He has received several awards for his work, including being named a Fulbright Scholar and receiving the Order of the Rising Sun decoration from the Emperor of Japan. In addition to his work as a lawyer, Mr. Shapiro has authored several works. These include “The Soviet Legal System” (with John Newbold Hazard and Peter B. Maggs), “Japan: The Risen Sun” (written in Japanese) and “Edokko: Growing Up a Foreigner in Wartime Japan.” He also been the editor of “The Middle East Crisis: Prospects for Peace” and contributes articles to professional journals. Despite his many decades in the field, and this formal retirement, Mr. Shapiro continue’s on with his remarkable work.