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Latest Entries

Hartford v. J.R. Marketing: A Case to Watch


Alex J. Brown writes on a decision from the Supreme Court of California that could have implications for insurers throughout the country.

Will the Court Define 'Actual Damages' in the OPM Cyber-Attack Lawsuit?


Matthew A.S. Esworthy writes for Criminal Litigation, an ABA newsletter, about a class action lawsuit brought against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management after a recent cyber-attack.

Supreme Court Watch: Montanile v. Board of Trustees


On the Business Insurance Attorney Blog, Alex J. Brown writes about an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case concerning a critical subrogation issue under ERISA.  

"Ashley Madison Hack May Yield Crop of Reluctant Plaintiffs"


Shapiro Sher partner Matthew Esworthy is quoted in in an article about potential litigation in the aftermath of the Ashley Madision website hack. Mr. Esworthy serves as co-chair of the Cybercrime Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation's Criminal Committee. 

"Judge Rules for Thornburg Mortgage in RBC Capital Suit"


The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets report on the latest development in the Thornburg Mortgage bankruptcy case, for which Shapiro Sher's Joel Sher serves as trustee. In this latest development, the court ruled in Mr. Sher's favor, awarding Thornburg $45 million in its suit against RBC Capital. 

"Best Lawyers 2016" selects eight Shapiro Sher attorneys


Eight Shapiro Sher attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2016®.  All the firm's core practice areas are represented in the selections.

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Esworthy Appointed to Penn State Alumni Association Executive Board


Matthew A.S. Esworthy, a partner at Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association,the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world, with members in every state in the U.S. and numerous countries. 

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Shapiro Sher's Matthew A.S. Esworthy named to ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force


Matthew A. S. Esworthy has been named to the American Bar Association Cybersecurity Legal Task Force for the second consecutive year.  He will serve on the Task Force for a one-year term as the sole representative of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section. 

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A Cautionary Tale For Businesses: Make Sure You Have The Right Insurance Protections In Place


Alex Brown, head of Shapiro Sher's Insurance Law Group, blogs about the need for businesses to carry appropriate insurance -- and what can happen if they don't. Click here to read the post.

Shapiro Sher's Banking & Financial Services Group adds new attorney


J. Patrick Gill joins Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler as an associate in the firm's growing Banking & Financial Services Group.

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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.

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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).

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).