Paul W. Shaw

Partner
T: (617) 274-2860
  • Georgetown University (J.D., 1975)
  • University of Massachusetts (B.A.), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

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Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.
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Selected for inclusion in the 2018 issue of New England Super Lawyers©.

Biography

Paul W. Shaw has a national health care fraud and abuse practice, and represents numerous health care clients involved in criminal and civil fraud and abuse investigations by the federal government and state Medicaid Fraud Control Units in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the United States. These clients include pharmaceutical service providers, hospitals, physicians, medical practice groups, behavioral health providers, clinical laboratories, durable medical equipment suppliers, home health agencies and other health care providers. He has acted as counsel to a number of organizations, including the Massachusetts Medical Society, The New England Journal of Medicine, the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association, and the Massachusetts Home Care Association. Mr. Shaw was recognized for his work in the health care fraud and compliance area as one of the top ten health care fraud and compliance lawyers by Nightingale's Healthcare News in 2010.

Mr. Shaw also has an active government investigations, civil litigation and white collar criminal defense practice, having successfully tried numerous cases in state and federal court involving health care, securities and insurance fraud, product liability, breach of contract and personal injury claims. Additionally, he has argued in excess of 20 cases to appellate courts.

After graduating from Georgetown University Law School in 1975, Mr. Shaw served an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Department of the Attorney General from 1975 to 1982, where he was Chief of the Regulatory Crimes Unit that prosecuted economic crimes and offenses affecting state administrative agencies, including insurance, banking and tax fraud as well as hazardous waste prosecutions.

Outside of the office, Mr. Shaw is an active rower in the Cambridge Boat Club, and has participated as an umpire and rower in the annual "Head of the Charles" regatta.

Public Service

Adjunct Professor, Suffolk University Law School

Memberships

American Bar Association, Former Vice Chair, Medicine and Law Committee 
    of the Tort and Insurance Section
Massachusetts Bar Association, Former Chair, Health Law Section Council
Boston Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association

Education

  • Georgetown University (J.D., 1975)
  • University of Massachusetts (B.A.), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1975

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Honors

Consistently recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for 
    Business
 under Healthcare 
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Health Care Law
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under 
    Criminal Defense: White Collar, General Litigation and Health Care