Criminal and Civil Trial Experience - Paul Shaw

Lead attorney for national stored-value card issuer in challenging the authority of states to regulate gift cards issued by federally chartered banks, resulting in a ruling of first impression that such gift cards are pre-empted by federal law from state regulation. SPGGC, LLC, et al v. Kelly Ayotte, Attorney General, 488 F. 3d 525 (1st Cir. 2007).

Successfully tried to a verdict on behalf of the country’s largest baking company a $3.4 million contract dispute in Massachusetts federal district court.

Successfully represented a national chain of restaurants in class action litigations in federal court in Boston and Philadelphia for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Obtained an acquittal on state criminal securities fraud and related charges for an individual involved in a foreign currency trading operation.