Butzel Long attorney Angela Emmerling Shapiro named a “2020 Honoree for Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly


DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Angela Emmerling Shapiro has been named as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Women in the Law” for 2020.

This program is dedicated to saluting Michigan lawyers who are setting the standard for other attorneys. Shapiro is one of 30 female attorneys who will be honored during a virtual ceremony on October 8 and profiled in an upcoming edition of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Shapiro is a litigation attorney with a focus on electronic discovery. She helps clients overcome the technological and legal challenges presented during civil litigation and governmental investigations where large volumes of potential evidence have been electronically created and stored. Electronic discovery is a constantly evolving field and companies face serious legal consequences when evidence is not adequately preserved or when preserved data is not defensibly collected and reviewed during the litigation discovery process.

Notably, Shapiro was one of the first attorneys in the state to develop a deep practice in the area of electronic discovery. She is an advocate for using technology, including predictive analytics and other artificial intelligence, to efficiently and effectively assess Terabytes of data to find the key records necessary for successful legal advocacy.

Earlier this year, Shapiro earned the prestigious Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Shapiro previously earned the Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification through the Academy of Certified Electronic Discovery Specialists, demonstrating her skills in all aspects of electronic discovery. With her CIPP/US and CEDS certifications, combined with her years of experience practicing in the field of electronic discovery, she is uniquely qualified to guide clients through the identification, preservation, collection, review and production of electronic data from sources across the globe.

Shapiro has been named a DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyer" in the Information Management and eDiscovery category repeatedly since the category was first introduced in 2014. She is one of only 25 Michigan women named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ "Notable Women in Tech."

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