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Matt A. Shapiro

Washington, D.C.

Matt A. Shapiro

Matt Shapiro is a member of the Appellate Litigation Practice Group. Since joining Hogan Lovells, Matt has briefed cases in the federal courts of appeals and state appellate courts involving issues ranging from intellectual property (including patents and copyright) to class actions to administrative law. He has particular experience analyzing complex and novel questions in developing areas of the law for clients facing a risk of litigation or contemplating filing lawsuits of their own. 

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Matt served as a law clerk to the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., the Chief Justice of the United States, and to the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Matt holds a law degree from Yale Law School, where he was Book Reviews & Features Editor of the Yale Law Journal; a doctorate and master's in political theory from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholar; and a bachelor's, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University.

Education and admissions


  • D.Phil., University of Oxford, Balliol College, 2012
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2012
  • M.Phil., University of Oxford, Balliol College, 2007
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University, 2005


  • Book Reviews & Features Editor, The Yale Law Journal, 2010–2012
  • Articles & Essays Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review, 2009–2011

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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