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News & Publications

"Anatomy of a Trial, Second Edition," is now available


Paul Mark Sandler's acclaimed book on litigation theory for young trial lawyers, Anatomy of a Trial: A Handbook for Young Lawyers, has just been released in an all new second edition and is now available through the American Bar Association's website. Click here for more information.

Is your business prepared for a data breach?


Shapiro Sher's Spring 2014 Employment Law Report focuses on the cyber threats faced by small and medium-sized businesses and the cybersecurity regulations that will impact them most. Click here for the full report.

New edition of "Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer" released this week


The Maryland State Bar Association has released the fourth edition of Paul Mark Sandler's indispensible guide to state and federal appellate law in Maryland. Read more on Paul's blog: The Art of Advocacy.

Benjamin Fortkamp joins Shapiro Sher's Banking & Financial Services Group


Benjamin B. Fortkamp, a former Maryland Assistant Attorney General, has joined the firm's Banking & Financial Services Group as a Senior Associate.

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Maryland Court of Appeals Weighs in on Voir Dire


Paul Mark Sandler writes on Pearson v. State, a recent appellate ruling on voir dire in Maryland state courts. 

"New book by agent Shapiro tells how to seal the deal"


The Star Tribune interviews Ron Shapiro about his new book, Perfecting Your Pitch, and the negotiating strategies he honed over his many years of representing famous sports figures around the bargaining table.

Shapiro Sher's Matthew Esworthy on WUSA channel 9 about UMD cyber breach


Shapiro Sher partner and cyber-security authority Matthew Esworthy appears on DC's WUSA9 about last week's cyber-security breach at the University of Maryland.

"Cyber Attacks: The Perfect Crime? A Lawyer's Guide to the World of Cybersecurity"


Shapiro Sher's Matthew Esworthy serves as moderator and panelist at a cybersecurity program sponsored by the ABA's Criminal Justice and Science & Technology Law sections and the ABA's Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.

Daniel J. Zeller named partner


Shapiro Sher's Daniel J. Zeller is named partner in the firm's Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group. He has been with the firm since 2008.

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"Paint-pigment makers agree to pay $164M"


The Maryland Daily Record reports on the settlement of a multi-million dollar class-action suit in which Shapiro Sher partner Paul Mark Sandler served as plaintiffs' lead trial counsel. 

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Ron Shapiro in Southwest Airlines' "Spirit" magazine


Southwest Airlines' January 2014 issue of Spirit magazine leads its "Wise Guide" section with a Q&A with Ron Shapiro about effective communication strategies.

Seventeen SSG&S Attorneys Included in Maryland Super Lawyers 2014


The new Maryland Super Lawyers list, just published by Thomson Reuters, names nearly all of the Firm's attorneys, including four lawyers identified as “Rising Stars” of the legal community.

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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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