Randy Mastro and Akiva Shapiro Named Litigators of the Week

August 23, 2021

The Am Law Litigation Daily named New York partners Randy Mastro and Akiva Shapiro as its Litigators of the Week for their “extraordinary SCOTUS win for New York landlords” in securing a writ of injunction in a constitutional challenge to New York State’s COVID‑19 eviction moratorium.  The publication noted their “knack for getting the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court.”  The article was published on August 20, 2021.

Randy Mastro routinely ranks among the nation’s leading litigators and trial lawyers in surveys of corporate counsel and other practitioners.  He has tried dozens of cases in private practice and as a federal prosecutor, and he has also argued more than 100 appeals in federal and state appellate courts throughout the country.

Akiva Shapiro’s practice focuses on a broad range of high-stakes constitutional, commercial, and appellate litigation matters, ranging from First Amendment, Takings Clause, CPLR Article 78, and statutory challenges to government actions and regulations, to disputes involving breach of contract, defamation, civil RICO, securities fraud, and all manner of tort claims. He is regularly engaged in front of New York’s trial courts, federal and state courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.