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, has been a partner since 1986, and was co-head of the Corporate and Securities Law practices for many years.
Mr. Shepro's practice involves complex business transactions, special problems 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 and is listed in many publications as one of the leading lawyers in the world.