Bloomberg Law
Jan. 27, 2021, 7:16 PM

Shearman & Sterling Rehires Bankruptcy Partner Mark Shapiro

Elizabeth Olson
Elizabeth Olson
Special Correspondent

Mark Shapiro is rejoining Shearman & Sterling as chair of the financial restructuring and insolvency group in New York, and as a member of the firm’s executive committee.

He returns to the firm he left nearly two decades ago after stints as an investment professional at a hedge fund, an investment banker and a lawyer on large restructurings.

“We are very excited to welcome Mark back,” said David Beveridge, senior partner at Shearman & Sterling. The firm will “benefit from his extraordinary industry knowledge, unique skillset and extensive network.”

Shapiro was head of restructuring at Lehman Brothers, where in 2008 he oversaw the sale of its U.S. assets in Chapter 11. He then moved to Barclays Investment Bank to become managing director and head of restructuring. In 2015, he joined global hedge fund PointState Capital LP as managing director and head of restructuring.

Before he left Shearman & Sterling, he was co-head of its restructuring group from 1999 to 2002.

“I am thrilled to be back at Shearman & Sterling where I started my career,” Shaprio said, “and have had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented, driven and hardworking professionals in the industry.”

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