Patty Shapiro

Associate || San Diego

Patty Shapiro is an attorney with Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border Group, providing advice and counsel to companies of all sizes expanding their global workforces. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Patty served as VP of International Compliance & Legal for a global contingent workforce management company. Her experience includes localizing employment contracts and policies, establishing new entities, advising on the legalities of termination and defending local employment disputes.

Patty is a graduate of the University of San Diego, School of Law.  There, she competed in Vienna as a member of the university’s international commercial arbitration moot court team, studied international law in Copenhagen, and served as the Chief Executive Editor for the San Diego International Law Journal. Patty graduated magna cum laude from California State University San Marcos where she studied business administration with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.

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International law has been threaded throughout my education and career. Academically, I studied international business and tax law, wrote about international GMO legalities, edited for the San Diego International Law Journal, and competed in Vienna in an international arbitration moot court. Professionally, my recent focus has been on international employment law. I have supported companies of all size expand their global workforce; including but not limited to establishing new entities, localizing employment contracts and policies, and advising on terminations.


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