Shira Shapiro is a litigation attorney who primarily practices intellectual property and technology litigation, focusing on patent litigation. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants, her clients ranging from inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Her practice spans a vast range of technologies, including multiple technologies within the food and beverage industry, as well as digital cameras, credit and debit fraud detection, GPS, and various other technologies. In particular, Shira has experience analyzing damages in patent litigation matters and evaluating the economic impact of intellectual property technologies.
Shira has handled cases in numerous venues across the country, including courts that handle 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. She is also active pro bono counsel in cases involving asylum and previous pro bono counsel for matters wherein she provided counseling and advice to various nonprofits, and represented individuals in matters involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Shira currently serves as the Public Service Committee Chair for the Twin Cities Cardozo Society, wherein she helps to run the Cardozo Legal Aid Clinic in North Minneapolis. Shira has also been an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law teaching a class on Deals and Dispute Resolution.
Shira attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. She attended Franklin & Marshall College where she earned a B.A. with a double major in English and History, with a minor in Judaic Studies, graduating cum laude. Shira also spent time studying at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. 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.