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Shapiro and Rich Named to the Board of Overseers

Paul E. Shapiro C'64Following a distinguished career in private practice, Paul E. Shapiro C'64 L'67, has held successive, high-ranking positions in the corporate world. Currently, he is executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Revlon Inc., a world leader in cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and personal care products. He held a similar position with Sunbeam Corp. and was executive vice president and general counsel for The Coleman Co. Inc., and for Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.

Previously, Shapiro was a partner at Greenberg, Traurig, Hoffman, Lipoff, Rosen & Quental in Palm Beach, Fla. In addition, he was a partner with Wolf, Block, Shorr and Solis, which he left to co-found Shapiro & Bregman. Shapiro is a member of Toll Brothers’ Board of Directors.

As a founder of Philadelphia’s Institute for Paralegal Training, Shapiro created not only the nation’s first such school but also gave birth to the paralegal profession. He has made an impact as well on Penn Law, where, in December 2000, Shapiro, his aunt, Charlotte, and other family members made a donation to establish the Shapiro Family Faculty Research Fund. It funds research in the area of law and mental health.


R. Bruce Rich L'73 R. Bruce Rich L'73 is a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, a prominent law firm in the field of music licensing. Cited in The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in America, and Chambers Global Guide to the Legal Profession, Rich is a nationally recognized expert in communications-related intellectual property law. His clients include book, magazine and newspaper publishers, broadcasters, cable television companies, and trade associations. Rich specializes in First Amendment rights, music licensing, copyright, trademark and antitrust.

He is Penn Law School’s national chair of Annual Giving. Rich has also been chair of the Benjamin Franklin Society, a member of the IP Panel on Creativity and Law. Rich is a former trustee of the Freedom to Read Foundation.