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Matthew Esworthy quoted on Federal News Radio about the OPM data breach


Shapiro Sher partner Matthew Esworthy is quoted on the Federal News Radio website in the article, "AFGE lawsuit seeks relief for victims of OPM data breach."  

Are insurance captives right for your business?


Read about the pros and cons of a captive insurance company in a two-part blog post on Shapiro Sher's Business Insurance Attorney blog.

Pulver moderates panel: "Forensic Accounting for Business Litigators"


Joseph A. Pulver, a senior associate in the Firm's Banking and Financial Services Group, led a discussion on forensic accounting hosted by the Bar Association of Baltimore City.  

Sandler speaks in London on Magna Carta


Paul Mark Sandler spoke on the history and legacy of Magna Carta at the 2015 American Bar Association London Sessions, which celebrated the 800th anniversary of the charter. The ABA Journal reported on the event here.

Chambers USA 2015 ranks Shapiro Sher among top law firms


Chambers USA, a preeminent guide to the U.S. legal industry, names Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler among the leading firms in Maryland in its 2015 edition and cites attorneys from the Firm’s three core practice areas: bankruptcy, litigation, and corporate law.

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"What's that smell? You're in luck, it may be covered!"


Shapiro Sher's Anna Skelton writes about a recent insurance case that may have significant implications for property owners. Read the post at BusinessInsuranceAttorneyBlog. com.

Matthew Esworthy speaks at Penn State Law School graduation


Shapiro Sher partner Matthew Esworthy, who also serves as president of the Penn State Law School Alumni Association, addressed the 136th graduating class of The Dickinson School of Law at the Penn State Law School's 2015 graduation ceremony in State College, PA.

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"Baltimore businesses: Did you have the insurance coverage you needed following the Freddie Gray unrest?"


Shapiro Sher's Alex Brown blogs about what businesses should do now to ensure they have the insurance coverage they need when emergencies strike in the future. Visit "Business Insurance Attorney Blog" to learn more.

Paul Mark Sandler on WBAL-TV explaining charges in Freddie Gray case


Shapiro Sher's Paul Mark Sandler appears on WBAL-TV 11 to explain the charges filed against the six Baltimore police officers in the Freddie Gray case. Click here for the video.

Alex Brown in The Baltimore Sun and the Baltimore Business Journal


The Baltimore Sun and the Baltimore Business Journal both feature Shapiro Sher partner Alex Brown discussing local businesses and insurance claims in the Freddie Gray aftermath. 

Esworthy quoted in "Washington Lawyer" magazine


Shapiro Sher's Matthew Esworthy is quoted in Washington Lawyer's May 2015 cover story on cybercrime. 

"EEOC Files Class Action Against Maryland Insurance Administration"


Shapiro Sher's Alex Brown examines the EEOC's recently filed gender-discrimination suit against the MIA. Read more at

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Books Published

Perfecting Your Pitch: How to Succeed in Business and in Life by Finding Words That Work, by Ronald M. Shapiro and Jeff Barker (Hudson Street Press, 2013)

Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice, Larry S. Gibson (Prometheus Books, 2012)

Anatomy of a Trial: A Handbook for Young Lawyers, Second Edition, by Paul Mark Sandler (ABA Book Publishing, 2014)

The Power of Nice: How to Negotiate So Everyone Wins--Especially You!, by Ronald M. Shapiro and Mark A. Jankowski (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998).

Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal, Fourth Edition, edited by Paul Mark Sandler and Andrew D. Levy (Maryland State Bar Association, 2014).

Pleading Causes of Action, Fifth Edition, by Paul Mark Sandler and James K. Archibald (Maryland State Bar Association, 2013).

Maryland Discovery Problems & Solutions, by Hon. Paul W. Grimm, Charles S. Fax, and Paul Mark Sandler (Maryland State Bar Association, 2008).

Anatomy of a Trial: A Primer For Young Lawyers, by Paul Mark Sandler (Maryland State Bar Association, 2008).

The 12 Secrets of Persuasive Argument, by Paul Mark Sandler, JoAnne A. Epps, and Ronald J. Waicukauski (ABA Book Publishing, 2009).

Bullies, Tyrants & Impossible People: How to Beat Them Without Joining Them, by Ronald M. Shapiro and Mark A. Jankowski, with James Dale. (Crown Business, 2005).

Pattern Examinations of Witnesses for the Maryland Lawyer, Fourth Edition, by Paul Mark Sandler and James K. Archibald. (Maryland State Bar Association, 2006)

Raising the Bar: Practice Tips and Trial Technique for Young Maryland Lawyers, by Paul Mark Sandler (Maryland State Bar Association, 2006).

Discovery Problems and Their Solutions, Second Edition, by Paul W. Grimm, Charles S. Fax, Paul Mark Sandler. (ABA Book Publishing, 2010).

Model Witness Examinations, Third Edition, by James K. Archibald and Paul Mark Sandler (ABA Book Publishing, 2011).

Raising the Bar

Litigation partner Paul Mark Sandler was the author of "Raising the Bar," a regular column on trial advocacy that for several years appeared in the Friday edition of The Daily Record and other Dolan Media newspapers around the country.

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