Our Attorneys

Daniel E. Shapiro

Partner

Dan Shapiro is a partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and the Insurance & Insurance Litigation Practice group.

Dan focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with specific attention to partnership-related business disputes. The matters he handles regularly involve disputes between feuding business partners, shareholders, limited liability members and other contracting parties. He has handled several commercial cases from inception up through and including trial, as well as on appeal. Dan also advises corporate clients on employment matters, financial matters and issues of corporate governance.

Dan is a member of the Grievance Committee for the 10th Judicial District of the State of New York, which covers both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. He has served on the Committee since 2020 when he was appointed by the Administrative Judge of the NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division for the Second Department.  Dan is able to utilize the knowledge and experience he has gained from presiding over attorney grievance matters and law firm management issues to provide counsel to clients that are either defending against or pursuing professional liability claims in various forums.

In addition to representing clients who operate in the private sphere, Dan has represented municipalities in both federal and state court litigation. There, he has successfully defended local laws facing constitutional challenge and has helped dispose of several cases brought against municipal employees and public officers.

Dan prides himself on finding creative ways to resolve disputes for his clients before litigation proves inevitable but when a lawsuit cannot be avoided, that creativity translates into effective advocacy both inside and outside the courtroom.

Prior to joining Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Dan was a partner at a prominent Long Island law firm. While there, he also served as a member of that firm’s management committee.

NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:

  • The Tension between the Affordable Care Act and EMTALA and its Potential Legal Implications, NYSBA Health Law Journal, (Spring/Summer 2015 ed., Vol. 20, No. 2);
  • Defending Against Hostile Work Environment Claims in the Digital Age, NY Law Journal, (May 6, 2015 print ed.)
  • Lawyers’ Obligations Under HIPAA, The Nassau Lawyer, Nassau Lawyer (June 2014 print ed.)
  • Best Practices for Winning Your Case Before Trial, NYSBA Annual Meeting, Jan. 24, 2017, Speaking Panelist
  • How to Survive and Thrive as a Litigation Associate, NYSBA Young Lawyers, Feb. 21, 2018, Speaking Panelist

Education

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University; Hempstead, NY (J.D., 2008) (Dean’s List)
  • Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD (B.A., 2005) – Political Science