Howard Shapiro

New Orleans, LA

Howard Shapiro retired from Proskauer Rose on October 31, 2019.
He was the Co-Chair of Proskauer's ERISA Litigation Practice Group and started and managed the Firm's New Orleans Office. He was a Charter Fellow of the American College Of Employee Benefits Counsel and an initial member of the College's Board of Governors. Howard served as President of the College from 2006-2008. He now serves as the College's Nomination Committee Chair. He has also been very active in the Section of Labor & Employment Law and served as Chair of that Section from August 2004-August 2005. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the ABA, Chair of the ABA's Joint Committee On Employee Benefits, and is a past Management Co-Chair of the Labor Section's Employee Benefits Committee. Howard is also a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Howard's has a nation-wide ERISA litigation practice that focuses on representation of Defendant Plans, Fiduciaries, Employers, Directed Trustees, and other plan service providers. He has been listed by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 40 Benefits Lawyers in the country. He is ranked in the first tier of ERISA litigators by Chambers USA. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1997, where he is one of few lawyers listed in two separate categories: ERISA and Labor/Employment.

Fiduciary/Other Title I Issues
Expert WitnessMediatorSpeaker

Howard has served as an Expert Witness on numerous topics. He has served as a mediator for many ERISA litigation matters because his knowledge and fairness is respected by members of the Plaintiff and Defendant bar. He continues to speak frequently about ERISA litigation topics.

DC Plans
Expert WitnessMediatorSpeaker

Howard has served as an Expert Witness on numerous topics. He has served as a mediator for many ERISA litigation matters because his knowledge and fairness is respected by members of the Plaintiff and Defendant bar. He continues to speak frequently about ERISA litigation topics.

DB Plans
Expert WitnessMediatorSpeaker

Howard has served as an Expert Witness on numerous topics. He has served as a mediator for many ERISA litigation matters because his knowledge and fairness is respected by members of the Plaintiff and Defendant bar. He continues to speak frequently about ERISA litigation topics.