Richard Shepro received his undergraduate degree in economics and history from Harvard and continued his studies at the London School of Economics. He then attended the Harvard Law School, where he was Supreme Court note editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable James R. Browning, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He joined Mayer, Brown in 1981 and has been a partner since 1986.
Mr. Shepro's practice involves complex business transactions and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and international matters. He is the author (with Leo Herzel) of Bidders and Targets: Mergers and Acquisitions in the U.S. (1990) and has written extensively for U.S. and foreign publications on the legal and economic aspects of corporation and securities law. He has lectured at law and business schools and professional associations in the United States and Europe. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 1993.
A.B., 1975, Harvard College; M.Sc., 1976, London School of Economics; J.D., 1979, Harvard Law School.