CHICAGO – April 13, 2015 – Keith J. Shapiro, co-chair of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice, recently received a special award for his dedication to Emory University School of Law and his significant contributions to the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. Shapiro, who earned his law degree from Emory, helped launch the Journal 30 years ago and has served as its alumni advisor for almost two decades.
In 1999, Shapiro established the Shapiro Bankruptcy Writing Awards for student members of the Journal. These annual awards provide important monetary support for the winning students.
“Emory Law depends on the vital connections among students, faculty, alumni, and the profession. Keith has been that vital connector, and he has helped the Journal become one as well. As we celebrate 30 years of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, we would like to recognize Keith Shapiro as its advisor, supporter, and guardian angel,” said Robert Schapiro, dean of Emory University School of Law, in remarks at the Journal’s annual awards dinner and published in the most recent Journal.
“I sincerely thank the leadership and faculty of Emory University School of Law for always striving to deliver practical training and experience to their students. I thank you for supporting this Journal in such a consistent and meaningful way over the past 30 years,” said Shapiro.
Shapiro is vice president of Greenberg Traurig and chairman of the Chicago office. He has more than 30 years of bankruptcy and restructuring experience and appears worldwide in corporate bankruptcy matters and workouts.
A leader in the restructuring community, Shapiro is a member of the International Board of Directors of the Turnaround Management Association. He was previously chairman of the board and president of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a member of the board of directors of INSOL International, and chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.