Michael P. Shaw, Partner

Michael P. Shaw
  • (410) 783-6382 direct
  • (410) 783-6430 fax
  • Practice Areas
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Data Security & Privacy Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law

Mr. Shaw is a Partner in the Corporate Department of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP. He has over 25 years of experience as an in-house corporate and regulatory attorney in the securities and insurance industries. He serves the legal, compliance and enforcement defense needs of registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity firms, and insurance agencies. 

Mr. Shaw advises start-up to middle-market firms on state/federal regulations, industry best practices on risk avoidance, compliance, responding to regulatory inquiries, preparing for regulatory examinations, and defending firms in arbitration and enforcement proceedings. 

He also advises business owners in general representation matters, including counseling clients through all stages of the business cycle, including formation, employment, mergers and acquisitions, and succession planning.  Mr. Shaw is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.      

Mr. Shaw holds leadership positions on the CFA Society Baltimore Board of Directors, and as the Board Advocacy Chair.  He is also the Secretary/Treasurer of Business Networking International. 

Prior to joining Niles Barton, he founded The Shaw Law Group, LLC, a firm that provides compliance and risk management advice, and regulatory enforcement counsel. Previously, Mr. Shaw was in-house counsel for CFP Board, FINRA, and Monumental Life Insurance Company, where he gained experience in securities and insurance regulations, litigation, and corporate governance.

Certifications and Designations

Honors & Awards

  • FINRA (formerly NASD) President’s Award, 2006

Articles & Presentations

Volunteer Activities

  • Associated Italian American Charities (AIAC)
  • Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


  • The Catholic University of AmericaWashington, D.C.
    J.D., 1993
  • Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WI
    B.S., Economics, 1984


  • Maryland State Bar Association
    Committee on Corporation Law
    Securities Law Committee
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
    Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section
  • CFA Society of Baltimore
    Board of Directors, Board Advocacy Chair
  • Business Networking International
  • Association of Corporate Growth - Maryland
  • NAPFA Study Group (Baltimore)
  • SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society
  • Exit Planning Exchange (XPX Maryland)