Recent News - Steven Shapiro


U.N.-Affiliated Initiative Gets an Assist from Rivkin Radler
December 12, 2017 | Shari Claire Lewis | Marc S. Ullman | Steven Shapiro | Nancy A. Del Pizzo | Intellectual Property | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
The Island Women Open Network (IWON), created by the Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), signed an agreement engaging Rivkin Radler LLP for legal assistance. IWON’s main objective is to empower women and children at the grassroots level to transform the sustainable-energy sector of Small …
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Shapiro to Speak at New York Health Forum
November 28, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
On December 6, Steven Shapiro will join a panel at the 8th annual New York Health Forum entitled, “Building a Right Platform: Key Legal Issues of the U.S. Beauty Industry.” Steven will speak about how pending legislation could greatly increase the Food & Drug Administration’s cosmetics regulation. For information and to register for the Forum, …
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Shapiro and Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider
October 17, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Steven Shapiro and Marc Ullman were interviewed for a story in Natural Products Insider entitled, “FDA’s Efforts to Develop Pre-DSHEA List Face Mounting Skepticism.” The article discusses how sources in the dietary supplements industry doubt whether the FDA’s plan to build a list of “old” dietary ingredients is feasible. To read the article, click here. …
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Rivkin Radler Team Presents at SIDS DOCK
September 29, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
On September 22, Nancy Del Pizzo, Steve Shapiro and Marc Ullman made a presentation to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS DOCK) Island Women Open Network (IWON) at the Commonwealth Joint Offices in New York City. The presentation, which took place at the first meeting of the SIDS DOCK IWON Committee, described the legal services …
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Shapiro to Speak at Dietary Supplements Conference
May 30, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On June 26, Steven Shapiro will speak at the Dietary Supplements conference, a collaboration between the American Conference Institute and the Council for Responsible Nutrition. He will participate on a panel entitled, “FDA Roundup: Rulemaking and Other Activity Impacting the Dietary Supplement Industry,” where he will discuss the new Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Rule and …
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Shapiro authors article for Nutrition Industry Executive
April 17, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro authored an article for the April 2017 issue of Nutrition Industry Executive.  The article presents a case study in the enforcement of laws prohibiting false and deceptive advertising in connection with the marketing of nutritional supplements. Click here to read the article. …
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Shapiro Quoted in Natural Products Insider
March 22, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro was quoted in a recent Natural Products Insider article entitled, “Vitamin Shoppe, Oregon AG Reach ‘Groundbreaking’ Settlement.” In the article, Shapiro comments on the groundbreaking $545,000 agreement between Vitamin Shoppe Inc. and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. To read the full article, Click Here. …
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Ullman & Shapiro Participate on NYSBA Panel
January 5, 2017 | Health Services
Marc Ullman will be speaking, and Steven Shapiro will be moderating, a panel for the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section of the New York State Bar Association at its 140th Annual Meeting. The panel, “Hot Topics in Food/Dietary Supplements,” will examine how a new ingredient intended for use in dietary supplements can be brought …
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Lewis, Balboni, Ullman & Shapiro to Speak at SupplySide West Expo
October 4, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Shari Claire Lewis, Michael A.L. Balboni, Marc S. Ullman and Steven Shapiro will speak at the SupplySide West Expo being held in Las Vegas from October 4-8, 2016. SupplySide West is the world’s leading ingredient and solutions trade show where science and strategy intersect. Over a thousand exhibitors and 120 hours of educational programming attract …
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Shapiro Discusses Energy Drink Legal Woes in Podcast
September 28, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro recently discussed the legal issues concerning energy drinks in a podcast with Natural Products Insider. In the podcast, Shapiro and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, discuss: The problem with FDA’s guidance on the differences between energy supplements and energy beverages. How the definition of “children” is contested between energy drink product marketers …
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Shapiro quoted in Natural Products Insider
September 23, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro was quoted in the  September 2016 issue of Natural Products Insider. Click here to read the article. …
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Shapiro publishes in Natural Products Insider
September 6, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro’s article entitled, “Are You Using Social Media to Promote Your Company or It’s Products?” was published in the September 6 issue of Natural Products Insider. Click here to read the article. …
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Shapiro quoted in Natural Products Insider
July 19, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Steven Shapiro has been quoted in Natural Products Insider in an article entitled, “DOJ Targets Marketers of Dietary Supplements for Claiming Disease Treatments.” Click here to read the article. …
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Shapiro records a podcast on legal issues pertaining to energy drinks
July 15, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steve Shapiro recorded a podcast on legal issues pertaining to energy drinks in order to promote a presentation that he is giving in August. Click here to hear the podcast. …
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Health Services Practice Group Selected for Inclusion in The Legal 500
June 23, 2016 | Health Services
The prestigious Legal 500 has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings.  The firm’s Health Services Practice Group is listed in the Healthcare: Service Providers category. “Our Health Services group has made incredible strides this year,” said Managing Partner Evan H. Krinick. “The team deserves kudos for their client service, which was also recognized …
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Ullman and Shapiro Issue USU Law Monthly Update
June 3, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman and Stephen Shapiro have issued their USU Law Monthly Update for June 2016. June 2016 USU Law Update …
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Shapiro authors article for Natural Products Insider
May 17, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro authored an article for Natural Products Insider entitled, “The Demise of Ephedra” as part of the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the first Supply Side West. Click here to read the article. …
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Shapiro to be a Panelist at New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting – Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section
January 14, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro will be a panelist at the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section.  The meeting will be held on Thurs., Jan. 28 at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York City. Steven’s panel is entitled, “Cosmetics Law Update Including Personal Care Products Safety Act & Food …
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Shapiro speaker at conference
October 9, 2015 | Health Services
Steven Shapiro will be a co-speaker at the SupplySide West Conference, to be held in Las Vegas, NV on October 9.  Steven’s workshop is entitled, “Key Considerations in Selecting and Working with a Contract Manufacturer:  The Quality Agreement. Descriptive: Many dietary supplement companies?whether large, mid-size or small operations, or single innovative entrepreneurs looking to have …
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Ullman & Shapiro & Ullman join Rivkin Radler as Of Counsel
August 31, 2015 | Health Services
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, announced that Marc Ullman, Steven Shapiro and their firm, Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman have joined Rivkin Radler as Of Counsel. The new alliance brings together Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman, LLP (USU), one of the natural products/dietary supplements industry’s leading regulatory law firms with Rivkin Radler LLP, …
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