Hughes Hubbard & Reed has added former Greenberg Traurig partner Robert Shapiro to its Washington office. Shapiro, whose practice focuses on regulatory and commercial claims involving the federal government, joins Hughes Hubbard as a partner.
At Greenberg Traurig, Shapiro was part of a team that sued the federal government on behalf of several nuclear power plant operators for the government’s alleged failure to pick up and dispose of spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain.
In April, The National Law Journal reported on Greenberg Traurig’s $89 million win for its client Pacific Gas & Electric at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The case was back before the Court of Federal Claims on remand for a recalculation of damages following the utility’s success on key contract issues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Shapiro also counsels clients on the False Claims Act, qui tam actions, and employment-related litigation, as well as class actions and other complex federal litigation.
From 1991 to 1996, Shapiro was an assistant U.S. attorney in the civil section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Shapiro was not immediately available for comment.