Lance Shapiro is an associate with Ropes & Gray in the New York office. He is specializing primarily in patent litigation across technical fields of wireless telecommunications, hardware, software, computer-based technologies, and consumer electronics. Lance is experienced in performing pre-suit analyses, identifying invalidity, infringement and claim construction positions, and engaging in all aspects of discovery in district courts, including drafting motions, responding to discovery requests, and preparing witnesses for deposition. Lance further has experience with post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Lance also maintains an active pro bono practice before state courts and federal agencies. During law school, Lance twice interned for the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to law school, Lance worked as an engineering consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton where he developed requirements and statistical analytics for a predictive expenditure management software system. He also worked for three summers during college as an engineering intern at Northrop Grumman. Lance earned a degree in Systems Engineering with High Distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the prestigious Rodman Scholars Honors Program. Lance studied abroad for two summers at the University of Vienna, specializing in German Language and European Legal and Economic Studies.