Kirby McInerney LLP | Financial Litigation Law Firm | Seth Shapiro
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Seth  M. Shapiro


Whistleblower/Qui Tam
Consumer Fraud


  • Brandeis University (B.A. 2009)
  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 2014), Senior Articles Editor of the Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center


  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of N.Y.
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.Y.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Seth M. Shapiro
Tel: 212.371.6600
Fax: 212.751.2540
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Seth M. Shapiro is an associate based in our New York office who concentrates on appellate, class action, commercial, financial services, shareholder, and white-collar matters in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining KM in 2016, Mr. Shapiro practiced commercial litigation and worked as a compliance officer in securities sales and trading at Credit Suisse.

Mr. Shapiro’s recent work includes:
  • Representation of noteholders in In re Peabody Energy Corp., alleging contract, business tort, and Bankruptcy Code claims regarding the disparate treatment of noteholders in bankruptcy.  This litigation resulted in a settlement just one month after filing the complaint.
  • Representation of a whistleblower in State of New York v. Moody’s Corp., alleging millions of dollars of tax fraud using a sham captive insurance company for over a decade regarding domestic and international transactions.
  • Representation of a whistleblower in State of New York v. Spherion Corp., alleging a quality assurance company’s liability in the largest known fraud against New York City and State, amounting to almost $1 billion.
  • Representation of a hedge fund and the trustee of its pension trust for conversion and unjust enrichment in Rudman Capital Management LLC v. Cavataio.
  • Representation of homeowners in a class action against Nassau County and two of its administrative agencies in Hall v. Nassau County, alleging civil rights violations arising from the implementation of a racially discriminatory and irrational property tax system.

In addition, Mr. Shapiro assists partners with other matters; drafts briefs, pleadings, motions, legal memoranda, and discovery; negotiates discovery; assists with court conferences, depositions, and hearings; and advises on litigation strategy. Mr. Shapiro is fluent in Spanish.