class of 1960
inducted in 1984
When Ronald Shapiro was Securities
Commissioner of Maryland between 1972 and 1974, he was called the best in the
country by the chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement
division. He saved investors an estimated $10 million by strengthening the
state's brokerage examination, revising the state's private offering rule and
establishing a securities hot line.
A practicing corporate law attorney since 1967, Shapiro formed his own law
firm in 1972 and later founded Personal Management Associates, Inc. PMA
advises professional athletes, media personalities and other professionals on
life management, with particular emphasis on financial matters. Shapiro
handles most salary negotiations for PMA's clients.
Over half the Baltimore Orioles deal with PMA and Shapiro has been publicly
commended by Baltimore's mayor for his efforts in backing the Orioles'
involvement in community affairs.
Shapiro has taught at several law schools and given numerous seminars in his
areas of expertise. He has co-authored two legal texts and authored or
co-authored about two dozen legal articles. He is listed in Who's Who in the
East, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who
in American Law.
In his spare time, Shapiro also serves his religious and social communities
'by his affiliations with various groups including Friends of the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra. He was recently instrumental in resolving a
season-delaying contract impasse for the symphony. Shapiro's volunteer efforts
proved successful after federal mediation had failed.
Shapiro is married to Cathi and between them they
have seven children.