Edward E. Shapiro focuses on employment-related matters and complex commercial litigation. Edward represents a wide range of companies in all aspects of litigation and disputes before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and alternative dispute resolution bodies. His experience includes defense of discrimination and harassment claims, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and a variety of securities, contractual and tort-related disputes.
- Elie Tahari, Ltd., a global luxury fashion brand, in various employment-related matters, as well as advising the company with respect to its employment practices.
- Douglas Elliman, a national real estate brokerage firm, in prosecuting claims against a competitor for tortious interference and corporate raiding, as well as in defense of claims of discrimination and hostile work environment.
- Advised KfW, a German government-owned development bank, in analyzing and bringing claims against major investment banks and other financial institutions concerning billions of dollars of collateralized debt obligations and other structured finance products during the course of a six-month secondment in Frankfurt, Germany.
- Harbinger Capital Partners, a prominent hedge fund and majority shareholder of LightSquared, in connection with litigations against LightSquared’s largest creditor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. In one of those adversary proceedings, the bankruptcy court held, after a trial on the merits, that the creditor breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and the creditor’s misconduct warranted equitable subordination of its interest.