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For Immediate Release
Contact: Melinda M. Bascone
Director of Marketing
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP


NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2015) – Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP ( is pleased to announce that Mitchell C. Shapiro has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation Department effective June 1, 2015.  With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Shapiro’s practice concentrates on antitrust, trade regulation, class action, electronic payment systems and complex commercial litigation.  Mr. Shapiro joins Carter Ledyard from MCShapiro Law Group PC.

“Mitchell’s significant experience and proven track record in high profile financial litigation matters enhances our firm’s core capabilities,” said Lawrence F. Carnevale, member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Litigation Department at Carter Ledyard. “Mitchell adds depth and new capabilities to our already robust litigation department.”

Mitchell C. Shapiro has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 Companies and trade associations in significant individual and class action litigation cases, in addition to appellate and mediation work. He has represented clients before the Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust, Consumer Frauds and Health Bureaus of the Office of the New York State Attorney General (and the Antitrust and Trade Bureaus of numerous other states), the NAAG Payment Systems Working Group, the FCC, the SEC, the Federal Reserve and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Mr. Shapiro joins Carter Ledyard from MCShapiro Law Group PC, where he was a founding and managing partner.

Mr. Shapiro received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1989 and his B.A. from Cornell University (with honors) in 1986. He has served as an author or contributing editor to a number of publications. He has also lectured at numerous conferences and seminars on an array of topics, including class actions, complex commercial litigation, payment systems and data security breaches. 

“Joining a firm like Carter Ledyard, with well-respected financial practices was a natural choice for me and my clients,” said Mr. Shapiro. “I look forward to enhancing the firm’s strong reputation and significant legal talent.”

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (, established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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