When risk is high and resources constrained, litigator Shira Shapiro leads clients to the choices and case strategies that deliver litigation success. Shira’s practice focuses on intellectual property and technology litigation, with an emphasis on patent litigation. Shira has experience in all phases of litigation, including an in-depth understanding of the critical components of patent damages analysis and evaluation of the economic impact of intellectual property technologies. Shira also counsels clients on intellectual property licensing in a variety of industries. Adept at time and resource management, Shira helps clients assess threats and opportunities and implement effective case planning and case management tactics.
Shira represents both plaintiffs and defendants and her clients range from inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Her practice spans a vast range of products, including multiple technologies within the food and beverage industry, as well as portable electronic devices, digital cameras, credit and debit fraud detection, and GPS. Shira has handled cases in venues across the country, including courts with large numbers of patent cases like the Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware, Northern District of California, Northern District of Illinois, and District of Minnesota. Before attending law school, Shira worked with a litigation and trial consulting company, consulting trial teams from national law firms on presentation and trial theme strategies.
Shira serves as pro bono counsel where she works on asylum cases, advises nonprofits, and represents individuals in matters involving the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. She currently services as the Public Service Committee Chair for the Twin Cities Cardozo Society, where she helps run the Cardozo Legal Aid Clinic in North Minneapolis, putting into practice the organization’s strongly held commitment to giving back to the community.
Shira has also served as an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law teaching a class on Deals and Dispute Resolution.