Daryl Shapiro represents nuclear industry clients, DOE contractors and National Laboratories in licensing, compliance and enforcement matters before the NRC, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Labor.

The leader of Pillsbury’s Washington, DC, Energy practice, Daryl represents companies and individuals in responding to NRC investigations and related enforcement matters. Daryl also assists clients in responding to whistleblower complaints filed under various employee protection statutes and provisions, and advises clients on accessing the benefits and incentives of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Daryl regularly assists clients in creating and maintaining positive safety cultures and responding to and resolving employee concerns.

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead counsel for Nuclear Fuel Services Inc. in the Blended Low Enriched Uranium (BLEU) proceeding, a project that will reduce the government’s stockpile of high-enriched uranium through downblending.
  • Represents numerous NRC materials licensees and has deep experience handling medical, industrial and nuclear fuel licensing issues.
  • Leads independent corporate investigations, defending NRC OI and DOE interviews, crafting company position papers, responding to Demands for Information, and participating in Predecisional Enforcement Conferences and Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediations.

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  • Represents both NRC and Agreement State licensees relating to the manufacture, sale and export of generally licensed devices.

Professional Highlights

  • Served as legal counsel to the NRC Office of Investigations.

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  • Training Programs and Presentations
    • Management Actions to Promote a Safety Conscious Work Environment
    • Detecting and Preventing Retaliation
    • Responsibilities and Options for Raising and Resolving Employee Concerns
    • The Co-Employment Myth: What Companies Should and Should Not Do in Managing their Contractors
    • Whistleblower Provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley
    • The NRC’s New Medical Use Program Regulations: What’s New, What’s Different, What’s the Same?
    • Reducing Exposure to Employment Aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley: A Unique Opportunity for Nuclear HR Managers
    • Responding to and Defending NRC OI Investigations
    • Department of Energy Safety Culture Initiatives
  • Associations
    • American Bar Association
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • General counsel and member, Board of Directors of the National Association of Employee Concerns Professionals


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1991

    B.S., Temple University, 1988


  • District of Columbia



  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court

    District of Columbia Superior Court

    U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and 9th Circuits