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News & Publications

William A. McComas: "The hazards of edu-tech"


Shapiro Sher partner William A. McComas writes in the Maryland Daily Record about the downside to technology in the classroom. 

"Best Law Firms 2014" includes thirteen practice areas at Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler


Thirteen of the Firm's practice areas have received rankings in the 2014 “Best Law Firm” rankings just published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.®  The honored practices involve all of the firm’s attorneys.

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"Mandela's lessons for the U.S. Congress"


Shapiro Sher founder Ron Shapiro writes for The Baltimore Sun about how Congress should end the polarized politics and begin to follow the example set by Nelson Mandela.

"Glitches Within the CFAA's 'Exceeds Authorized Access' Language"


Shapiro Sher partner Matthew Esworthy co-writes an article for the ABA's Section of Litigation's Criminal Litigation newsletter about differing interpretations of a provision in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. 

McComas speaks to veterans about entity formation


Shapiro Sher partner William A. McComas is a speaker at the 2013 Veterans Entrepreneur Program, founded by the non-profit group Startup Partners, Inc., to assist the nation's veterans in forming and growing businesses and protecting their intellectual property. 

"Cristal, Kronos To Exit Paint Pigment Cartel Suit for $85M"


Law360 and other media are reporting on the $85 million settlement reached by the two remaining defendants in a multi-million dollar class-action antitrust lawsuit filed in 2010 against DuPont Co. and three other large chemical companies. Shapiro Sher's Paul Mark Sandler serves as plaintiffs' liaison counsel and lead trial counsel. Plaintiffs had charged the four chemical producers of conspiring to fix the price of titanium dioxide, an ingredient used in paint production.  

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"Hacking's New Frontier"


Shapiro Sher's William A. McComas writes for the Maryland Daily Record on establishing protocol around the threats posed by hackers.

Renée Lane-Kunz writes on Bring Your Own Device policies


Shapiro Sher's Renée Lane-Kunz writes on Bring-Your-Own Device policies for the Chesapeake Human Resources Association's September newsletter.

"The Anti-Monetizer: An Interview with Legendary Sports Agent Ron Shapiro"

09.01.13 features an in-depth interview with Shapiro Sher's Ron Shapiro about the legendary sports figures of today. Click here to read the article.

Sandler Helps Secure $72 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case


As liaison counsel and designated lead trial counsel to plaintiffs in a multi-million dollar class-action price-fixing lawsuit, Shapiro Sher partner Paul Mark Sandler has helped negotiate a $72 million settlement with chemical giant E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Details of the settlement have been reported in Law360, The Maryland Daily Record and other media outlets. Read more here.

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"Best Lawyers 2014" selects 9 Shapiro Sher attorneys


Nine Shapiro Sher attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 rankings, which were released today. The rankings include one attorney named "Lawyer of the Year" in the Entertainment Law category.

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Email Signatures Can Be Binding: Paul Mark Sandler on Forcelli v. Gelco


Email can sometimes carry the same clout as a formal, signed document, writes partner Paul Mark Sandler.

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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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