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News & Publications

"Confronting the surveillance state"


Shapiro Sher's William A. McComas writes for the Maryland Daily Record about privacy concerns in the wake of the NSA scandal.

Newly released "The State of Criminal Justice 2013" features chapter co-authored by Matthew Esworthy


Shapiro Sher partner Matthew A.S. Esworthy has co-authored a chapter on cybercrime for the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section's new book, The State of Criminal Justice 2013To read the chapter, click here

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Ron Shapiro inducted into Jewish Hall of Fame


Shapiro Sher's Ronald M. Shapiro is inducted into the Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame. Click here to see the video of his life presented at the induction ceremony.

Maryland Judiciary appoints Paul Mark Sandler to Maryland Professionalism Center board


Shapiro Sher partner Paul Mark Sandler has been named to the board of directors of the Maryland Professionalism Center, set up by the Maryland Judiciary to serve as the hub for legal professionalism efforts in the state. 

"Chambers USA 2013" ranks Shapiro Sher among top firms


Five Shapiro Sher partners are cited in Chambers USA's 2013 directory and the firm is recognized for its bankruptcy, litigation, corporate and real estate practices. 

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Employment Law Report, May 2013


Click here to read Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler's Employment Law Report for May 2013, focusing on the hazards of unpaid internships.  

"Why Cybercrime has become the Perfect Crime"


Shapiro Sher's Matthew A.S. Esworthy speaks at the 2013 Government Security Conference and Expo (GovSec).

MSBA Releases New Edition of Paul Mark Sandler's Book on Pleadings


The Maryland State Bar Association today released the Fifth Edition of Pleading Causes of Action in Maryland. Co-authored by trial attorney Paul Mark Sandler of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler and James K. Archibald of Venable LLP, Pleading Cause of Action has long been an essential resource for Maryland litigators.

Paul Mark Sandler Presents Litigation "Boot Camp"


Paul Mark Sandler presented a day-long trial training session for young lawyers at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation's annual conference in Chicago. The event used the Sacco and Vanzetti trial as an instructional vehicle and featured several prominent jurists and litigators from around the country. 

Employment Law Report, March 2013


Click here to read Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler's Employment Law Report for March 2013, which focuses on the latest changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Banking & Financial Services Report, March 2013


Click here to read Shapiro Sher Guinot and Sandler's latest Banking & Financial Services Report, which focuses on the role of title endorsements in lenders' loan policies and outlines the five types of title endorsements that are most commonly used. 

Employment Law Report, February 2013


Click here to read Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler's February 2013 Employment Law Report, featuring an article about the challenges employers face in dealing with workplace romances.

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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, by Paul Mark Sandler (ABA Litigation Section, 2011)

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, Third Edition, edited by Paul Mark Sandler and Andrew D. Levy (Maryland State Bar Association, 2007).

Pleading Causes of Action, Fourth Edition, by Paul Mark Sandler and James K. Archibald (Maryland State Bar Association, 2008).

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. (MICPEL, 2006)

Discovery Problems and Their Solutions, by Paul W. Grimm, Charles S. Fax, Paul Mark Sandler. (ABA Book Publishing, 2004).

Model Witness Examinations, by James K. Archibald and Paul Mark Sandler (ABA Book Publishing, 2003, second edition).

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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