Paul W. Shaw


Verrill Dana LLP
One Federal Street, 20th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Tel: (617) 292 2860


Paul has a national health care fraud and abuse practice, and represents health care clients involved in criminal and civil fraud and abuse investigations brought by federal and state government agencies in Massachusetts and throughout the United States.

Paul’s clients include pharmaceutical service providers, hospitals, physicians, medical practice groups, behavioral health providers, clinical laboratories, durable medical equipment suppliers, home health agencies, and other health care providers. He has acted as counsel to a number of organizations including the Massachusetts Medical Society, The New England Journal of Medicine, the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association, and the Massachusetts Home Care Association.

Paul also has an active government investigations, civil litigation, and white collar criminal defense practice, having successfully tried numerous cases in state and federal court involving health care, securities and insurance fraud, product liability, breach of contract, and personal injury claims. Additionally, he has argued in excess of 20 cases to appellate courts.

After graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1975, Paul served as Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Department of the Attorney General from 1975 to 1982. There, he was Chief of the Regulatory Crimes Unit, which prosecuted economic crimes and offenses affecting state administrative agencies, including insurance, banking, and tax fraud, as well as hazardous waste cases.

Outside the office, Paul is an active rower in the Cambridge Boat Club and has participated as an umpire and rower in the annual “Head of the Charles” regatta.

Attorneys in our Health Care & Life Sciences Group counsel health care providers, insurers, biopharmaceutical and device companies, and other entities throughout the country with respect to their most sophisticated legal challenges.

We strive to provide outstanding value to our clients while maintaining the highest professional standards in our work. Our success in doing so is evidenced by our selection as counsel by some of the largest, most highly regarded health care organizations in the country, as well as by smaller clients striving to make or expand their place in the health care market.

We serve clients operating across the health care industry, including:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Hospitals and health care systems
  • Health centers (including FQHCs)
  • Multi-provider networks (ACOs, CINs, IDSs, IPAs, PHOs)
  • Universities and schools of medicine
  • Health plans and managed care companies
  • Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies
  • Physician groups
  • Health care data analysis companies
  • Commercial IRBs
  • Professional associations and societies
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Health information technology companies
  • Research institutes
  • Laboratories (clinical, research, and others)
  • Government agencies
  • Research funders
  • Contract research organizations and other research service providers
  • Organ procurement organizations

Our attorneys are consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America for their dedication, superior skills, and practical savvy. We are a sought-after partner to health care businesses of all types and welcome the unique challenges and relationships each partnership brings.

Decency, honesty, and judgment. The values that define Verrill as a law firm are the reason our clients trust and choose us time and time again. We don’t compromise our values and our clients don’t compromise on quality. Our experience and New England roots date back more than 150 years, and today, through our award-winning client service, we work with clients across the country and around the globe.

Practice areas include: Intellectual Property & Technology, Corporate/M&A, Tax, Bankruptcy, Labor & Employment, Benefits & Compensation, Real Estate, Promotions and Marketing, Construction, Banking, Environmental, Estate Planning, Family/Probate Law and Litigation & Trial.

Attorneys in these practices provide legal counsel in a multitude of industries, such as: Health Care & Health Technology, Clinical Research, Energy, Property & Community Development, Utilities, Telecommunications, Hospitality, Higher Education and Craft Beverages.

Verrill and its attorneys have been locally and nationally recognized for providing superior legal representation and client service, and for its commitment to pro bono service.

He is very effective working with the regulators, very experienced and knowledgeable.
Chambers & Partners