Andy Schapiro

GetGrayScaleImage.ashxAndy Schapiro is a litigator with more than twenty years of trial and appellate experience representing major corporations and individuals in sensitive, high-profile, and high-stakes matters. Legal 500 United Stateshas ranked Mr. Schapiro as one of the country’s leading appellate lawyers and labeled him a “superstar.” He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and has been described in the press as “one of the brightest legal minds of his generation.”

From 2014 until 2017, Mr. Schapiro served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, having been nominated to the position by President Obama and confirmed by a unanimous United States Senate. During his tenure, Mr. Schapiro advocated for and negotiated on behalf of the U.S. government and U.S. companies on a daily basis, strengthening a $6 billion trade relationship and deepening cooperation on issues such as cyber security, education, and law enforcement. Mr. Schapiro’s mother, who was born in Prague, was a Czech refugee from the Holocaust.

Mr. Schapiro has been pro bono counsel for groups including the Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Sierra Club, and the Innocence Project. Mr. Schapiro is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Co-Chair of the Harvard Law Review and recipient of the Sears Prize. He was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, and received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale.



Martin Hubinger

Martin joined the VHLF to help promote what he reveres the most – freedom, compassion and cooperation – and also to help promote the legacy

Read More

Jack Stack

Jack Stack served as chairman and chief executive officer of Ceska sporitelna, a.s., the largest bank in the Czech Republic, from 2000 to 2007. He

Read More

Michael Zantovsky

Michael Zantovsky is a Czech diplomat, politician, author, journalist, lyricist and psychologist. He is the current Director of the Vaclav Havel Library and president of

Read More