In my dreams. It simply seems that now that since Mr. Shapiro is richer that God from his recent victory in the Visa Check/MasterMoney antitrust suit, he’s decided to pursue "new opportunities." Here’s the press release:
NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitchell C. Shapiro, a member of Constantine & Partners, P.C. has resigned from the Firm effective January 2, 2004. Mitch was a founding member of Constantine & Partners in 1994 along with Eliot Spitzer, Bob Begleiter, Yang Chen, Jeff Shinder, Abby Milstein and Lloyd Constantine. Mitch played a major part in the Firm's role as lead counsel for U.S. Merchants in the landmark Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation, which concluded last month with the District Court's final approval of a settlement of more than $3 billion in compensatory relief and a historic injunction.How grand for him, but I for one, don’t wish Shapiro continued success. I wish him unmitigated failure, on the grounds that I find that a man who dedicates himself to organized looting to be a parasite in the first degree. The sooner the victims of antitrust victims reach the same conclusion, the sooner men like Shaprio and his ilk will be made irrelevant.
In the wake of that victory, Mitch has decided to pursue new opportunities. The Firm wishes Mitch continued success and appreciates all his work for the Firm and its clients.