Jonathan A. Shapiro: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Jonathan A. Shapiro


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Class Action
  • EB-5 Financing
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.432.6116
Fax: 415-432-6001
University Brandeis University, B.A., American Studies, cum laude
Law SchoolBoston College, J.D., summa cum laude
Admitted1994, Massachusetts; 2008, California

Professional & Community Involvement:
•Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
•Member, Boston Bar Association
•Co-chair, White Collar and Corporate Investigations Subcommittee, ABA Securities Litigation Section
•Contributing editor, Federal Securities Law, CEB California Business Law Reporter


Jonathan is the Head of West Coast Litigation. His practice is focused on the defense of business and securities litigation and government enforcement actions. He has successfully litigated class actions, challenges to corporate transactions and governance, and other matters regarding allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, including jury and bench trials.

Jonathan's clients include public and financial services companies, officers and directors, and investment bankers. He also serves as counsel defending and conducting internal investigations to those subject to enforcement action under the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, FINRA, and other government agencies and self-regulatory organizations.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Jonathan practiced at another international law firm. After graduating law school, he served as a clerk for The Hon. Joseph A. DiClerico Jr. of the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire.


• Mintz Levin Attorney Jonathan A. Shapiro to Speak at Massachusetts Biotechnology Counsel's Executive Group Roundtable, (09.23.2015)
• Mintz Levin Attorney Jonathan A. Shapiro to Speak at American Bar Association's Western Regional Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts, (06.18.2015)
• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2015 Guide, (05.19.2015)
• Mintz Levin Attorneys Paul E. Pelletier and Jonathan A. Shapiro to Speak at the University of Texas School of Law's 2015 Government Enforcement Institute, (05.07.2015)
• Mintz Levin Attorney Jonathan A. Shapiro to Moderate National Association of Corporate Directors Panel, (04.16.2015)
• Fifty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2014 Guide, (05.23.2014)
•Featured in Law360 Securities Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (02.21.2014)
•Quoted in Comparing Notes: Form ADV, PE Manager (07.09.2013)
• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2013 Guide, (05.24.2013)
•Featured in Mintz Levin Adds Goodwin IP Atty, WilmerHale Securities Pro, Law360 (05.02.2013)
•Quoted in Mintz Levin Adds West Coast Litigation Chair, Daily Journal (04.29.2013)
• Mintz Levin Builds on Momentum in San Francisco with Addition of Corporate Litigator Jonathan A. Shapiro, (04.29.2013)
•Quoted in Mintz Levin Poaches Litigator from Wilmer, The Recorder (04.29.2013)
•Quoted in Jonathan Shapiro Explains Oncoming SEC Enforcement Activity, The San Francisco Daily Journal Video Feature (03.21.2013)


•Author, Calling for Judicial/Legislative Intervention in Unwarranted M&A Shareholder Litigation, The Deal (09.10.2014)
•The Troubled Track Record of the Proxy Strike Suit, Law360 (07.16.2014)
•Author, SEC Likely to Ramp-up Private Equity Scrutiny, The San Francisco Daily Journal (02.13.2013)
•Author, Recent Trends in Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Law 360 (01.19.2010)
•Co-author, Court Ruling Preserves Emerging Technology Collaboration, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (03.07.2008)

Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, In-House Attorney-Client Privilege 101: What's Protected, What's Not and How to Not Fall In-Between the Cracks, MassBio General Counsel Executive Group, MassBio, Cambridge, MA (09.24.2015)
•Moderator, SEC Filing Hot Buttons & Gotchas: Tax, Audit & Stock Options, Armanino EVOLUTION 2015 Pre-IPO Panel, Armanino, San Jose, CA (09.10.2015)
•Panelist, Expert Testimony at Class Certification a Year after Halliburton, 2nd Western Regional Program on Class Actions & Mass Torts, San Francisco Bar Association, San Francisco, CA (06.19.2015)
•Panelist, D&O Insurance: What You Absolutely Need to Know, 2015 Government Enforcement Institute, The University of Texas School of Law, Dallas, TX (05.13.2015)
•Moderator, Has the Audit Committee Become the Everything-About-Risk Committee?, National Association of Corporate Directors, San Francisco, CA (04.21.2015)
•Speaker, Calling For Judicial/Legislative Intervention In Unwarranted M&A Shareholder Litigation, Thomson Reuters Webinar (11.13.2014)
•Panelist, Legal Rights & Obligations Post-DOMA: A Multidisciplinary Webinar for Individuals & Employers, Mintz Levin, Webinar (08.12.2013)
•Speaker, National Forum on the Regulation and Enforcement of Broker-Dealers & Investment Advisers, ACI, New York, NY (03.31.2011)

Recognitions & Awards

•Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Securities Law 360 (2014)
Chambers USA: California - Securities Litigation (2010 - 2015)
•Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Securities: Shareholder Litigation (2013)
California Super Lawyers: Securities Litigation (2012 - 2015)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Securities Litigation (2007 - 2008)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Securities Litigation (2005 - 2007)
Boston Business Journal: 40 Under 40 (2005) (Also at Boston, MA Office)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Defended technology, life sciences and financial services companies against more than four dozen investor class and derivative actions alleging federal securities fraud, improper accounting, director and officer malfeasance and insider trading; Litigated wide array of consumer and business practices class actions (including those challenging product disclosure, advertising and labeling) and commercial and contractual disputes Represented issuers and registrants in many parallel SEC, FINRA and United States Attorney investigations in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Washington, and Washington DC; Conducted independent investigations for boards of directors of NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ issuers, including financial regulatory, accounting, and corrupt practices investigations in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Represented investment advisers, insurers, and broker dealers in class actions and regulatory proceedings involving the marketing, distribution and performance of mutual funds, annuities, and traditional and variable insurance; Defended securities class actions alleging biased research and market manipulation by investment bankers; Defended non-disclosure, fiduciary duty and mismanagement claims brought directly and derivatively by minority investors in close corporations, partnership and limited liability companies; Defended officers and directors of publicity traded bank in control contest and against disclosure claims based on filings with federal banking regulators and the SEC
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Office Information

Jonathan A. Shapiro

44 Montgomery Street, 36th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94104


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