Shari Shapiro honed her writing and advocacy skills as a partner with the AmLaw200 firm Cozen O'Connor and a government relations professional with Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies. Shari has represented international companies, non-profits and trade associations in their state and local government affairs efforts, focusing on energy, environmental and building code policy.
Prior to her legal career, Shari was a business strategy consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and a dot-com entrepreneur.
Shari is the publisher of the award winning Green Building Law Blog covering environmental law and policy issues. In 2009, GBLB won the American Bar Association's "Blawg 100" for top law blogs, and was a LexisNexis Top 50 blog award winner.
In addition, Shari has lead or contributed to many grant-funded research projects, including leading a study on energy efficiency policy for the Department of Energy and the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. A copy of the research report is available here.
Shari has been published in popular, trade and scholarly media outlets. Samples of her work are available here.
Shari is an adjunct professor in the Drexel University's Public Policy Master's Degree program, teaching a course in Sustainability Policy.
Shari attended Brown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude and with honors in International Development and History. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where received the Milton C. Sharp Award for Best Grades/Best Research in Urban Renewal or Land Use Planning. She also received a certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business.
In her spare time, she leads her daughter's Girl Scout Troop, studies psychology and does yoga.