Beata Shapiro has extensive experience working with insurance and transportation companies, including public and private carriers, shippers and intermediaries, on defense of claims for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, product liability, environmental claims, and claims for freight shortage, theft, and damage. In addition, she has represented numerous entities in suits to recoup for property damages, including cargo damages, and freight charge disputes. Beata also helps clients with preparation of shipping and shipping logistics contracts, employment guidelines, document retention policies, and with regulatory compliance and has represented clients in administrative proceedings resulting from federal and state agency fines. Beata has also worked with numerous clients on emergency response and product recall, including interfacing with government agencies, experts, and adjusters with investigation and evidence gathering, managing environmental clean-ups and assessments, and preparing public statements on behalf of the client.
Beata brings to her cases a wealth of talent and experience gained from diverse ventures, including study of economics and business in Italy and France, clerking for a Massachusetts state court judge, and assisting institutional and private high-value investors with investments in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and non-traditional investment vehicles while working for an international investment corporation. She served as a legislative aide in the office of a Massachusetts state senator, where she researched and drafted legislation in areas such as stem cell research, child protection, consumer safety, taxation, insurance and constitutional law. Beata was also a legal intern at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in Washington, DC, a federal agency providing financing and insurance for high-risk foreign investment, where she researched and analyzed domestic and international law, including provisions of bilateral and regional trade agreements, such as NAFTA, and assisted with real estate closings and commercial finance and political risk insurance claims in Latin America and Eastern Europe. As an attorney, she has also worked extensively with domestic banks and investors in commercial and residential real estate transactions.
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