Amy R. Shapiro

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Amy R. Shapiro

Amy R. Shapiro

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Amy R. Shapiro is a partner based in the New York office.

Ms. Shapiro's practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, with a particular emphasis on representation of private equity clients and their portfolio companies in financing matters. She also specializes in Latin American matters.

In 2014, Ms. Shapiro was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 and she has also been recognized by The Legal 500 Latin America for her banking and finance experience.

Ms. Shapiro recently represented OpenText in its acquisition of GXS Group, Google in its sale of Motorola Mobility’s mobile devices business to Lenovo and América Móvil in its proposed acquisition of KPN. She previously represented ACON Investments and TPG Capital in the financing of their acquisition of the downstream assets comprising Northern Tier Energy from Marathon Oil and Neiman Marcus in its various refinancing transactions. She also regularly represents financial sponsors in fund and management company financings.

In the restructuring context, Ms. Shapiro represented Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua in its 2010 restructuring and subsequent refinancing transactions and, among other transactions, also worked on the landmark restructuring of Aracruz Celulose and the recapitalization of Doral Financial.

Ms. Shapiro joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. She received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2003 and an undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Yale College in 1999.

Ms. Shapiro is a member of the Bar of New York.

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Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 2003

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

BA, cum laude
Class of 1999

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Career History
Partner
2003 - Current

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is an international law firm that provides legal services to clients. The company serves multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, and domestic corporations and financial institutions. The company was founded in 1946 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Unión Andina de Cementos SAA purchases UNACEM Ecuador SA from Lafarge SA

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OpenText Corp. purchases GXS Worldwide, Inc. from Francisco Partners Management LP

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Ares Management LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Ares Management Corp (Private Equity), The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. /Private Group purchase Neiman Marcus from Warburg Pincus LLC, TPG Capital, LP, Leonard Green & Partners LP

Awards & Honors
2004
Admitted to the New York Bar
2003
Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
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