Paul W. Shaw is a partner in the litigation department of K&L Gates. Mr. Shaw has a national health care fraud and abuse practice, and has represented numerous health care clients involved in criminal and civil fraud and abuse investigations by the federal government and state Medicaid Fraud Control Units in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the United States. These 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 Home & Health Care Association of Massachusetts. Mr. Shaw was recently recognized for his work in the health care fraud and compliance area as one of the top ten health care fraud and compliance lawyers by Nightingale's Healthcare News in 2010.
Mr. Shaw 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 18 cases to appellate courts.
After graduating from Georgetown University Law School in 1975, Mr. Shaw served an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Department of the Attorney General from 1975 to 1982, where he was Chief of the Regulatory Crimes Unit that prosecuted economic crimes and offenses affecting state administrative agencies, including insurance, banking and tax fraud as well as hazardous waste prosecutions.