Lena Shapiro

Lena Shapiro


 (312) 606-8641
 (312) 630-9233
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I am a litigator that represents clients in a variety of commercial, intellectual property, and information privacy disputes. I also counsel clients on a variety of matters including tortious interference, shareholder disputes, corporate formation and breach of contract. I enjoy advancing creative solutions to help clients navigate both the litigation and transactional aspects of their business.

I have experience resolving conflicts pre-suit as well as guiding clients through active litigation. I manage all stages of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, preparing and submitting clients for deposition, trial and appeal. I have first-chaired over 15 trials in federal and state courts, and successfully defended, as second chair, a physician where plaintiff’s demand was in excess of $16 million.

  • Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
  • Entertainment and Media Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services
  • Cybersecurity and Information Privacy

  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association, YLS Creative Arts Committee
  • Judicial Extern, Office of the Hon. Paul P. Biebel, Jr., Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division of Cook County (2013)

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2015, magna cum laude

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Federal Civil Rights Clinic
  • Moot Court: Chief Justice, National Team Competitor
  • Editor and Winner of the Frederick Green Moot Court Honorary Round Competition
  • Lisnek Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, Nominee
  • Illinois Trial Team, Head Coach

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2012

  • Illinois Trial Team, Captain and Vice-President Internal
  • Hillel, Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, President

  • Super Lawyers, Illinois Rising Star: 2020 – 2021, Business Litigation
  • Best Lawyers of America: Ones to Watch 2021-2022 – Commercial Litigation