Steven ShapiroOf Counsel
Steven Shapiro has over 30 years of experience in food and drug regulatory matters and regularly counsels clients in the areas of food and drug law relating to the manufacture and marketing of foods, dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs, and cosmetics. Among other services, he reviews product labels, claims and ingredients and assists companies with bringing new products into the market.
A part of the Firm’s Health Services Practice Group, Steven concentrates on areas of interest to the natural products industry and spends much of his time advising companies on the intricacies of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), as they concern the marketing of dietary supplements.
Steven has also assisted clients in matters relating to enforcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including handling FDA inspections, responding to Warning Letters, and injunctions and seizure actions. He is a contributor to many natural product industry trade magazines and a frequent lecturer on topics of concern to the natural products industry at various trade shows and for the Food and Drug Law Institute.
In addition, Steven has extensive experience in reviewing advertising and marketing materials, as well as representing companies in investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the various state Attorneys General. He has also represented companies in matters arising from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s control of List I chemicals, and the U.S. Customs Service’s control of imports into the United States.
His litigation practice includes involvement in several cases concerning interpretations of the Food and Drug Act, which have resulted in judicial precedents. He also handles general litigation matters for a number of the firm’s clients.
Steven is a member of the Sonoran University of Health Sciences – College of Nutrition Advisory Council, where he advises on course content for the Master in Nutrition Business Leadership and Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition degrees, as well as interacting with students.
The Health Services Practice Group has been listed in the prestigious Legal 500. The practice also has been included in the Chambers USA directory in the Healthcare category.
477 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022-5843
New JerseyCourt Admissions
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals, First, Second and Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Federal CircuitBar Affiliations
New York State Bar Association, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section, Executive Committee Secretary and Food Law Committee ChairEducation
Syracuse University College of Law, Juris Doctor
Syracuse Law Review, Lead Articles Editor
George Washington University, B.A.
News & Publications
Shapiro Publishes in Nutrition Industry Executive Magazine
December 1 | 2022
Update on NYS Cannabinoid Licensing, Manufacturing and Labeling
January 3 | 2022
Shapiro Authors Article on Mandatory Product Listing
December 3 | 2021
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