PORTLAND and AUGUSTA, Maine, and Manchester, N.H. — Bernstein Shur, a leading New England law firm, welcomes Andrea J. Shaw as a shareholder in the firm’s Portland office.
Shaw is a highly respected attorney with more than 15 years of experience focusing on consumer finance and bank regulatory matters. With a background as a regulator and counsel to both state and federally chartered banks, she joins the firm to lead a newly established consumer finance and bank regulatory practice. Shaw is also expected to lead the firm’s growing data security and privacy team.
“We are thrilled to welcome Andrea to our firm,” said Bernstein Shur CEO Pat Scully. “Her experience and proven excellence in the banking industry make her an exciting addition to our financial services team, and a valuable asset to our clients.”
Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Shaw was Vice President and Senior Counsel at TD Bank, NA, where she provided advice to multiple lines of business on federal consumer protection laws such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, E-Sign Act, relating to product development, servicing, and changes to the bank’s existing product suite.
Additionally, Shaw was the lead attorney supporting the bank’s Fair and Responsible Banking efforts, including guidance to the Fair and Responsible Banking compliance team. She also provided regulatory examination preparation, management, and post examination resolution counsel in connection with examinations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and other North American financial institution regulatory authorities.
”Historically our firm has had such great depth in commercial finance, work-out, and employment matters for financial institutions, and we are so excited to have Andrea come in and finally fill the regulatory gap,” said Joel Shaw, Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Law Practice Group. “We are greatly looking forward to offering the full suite of banking law services to existing and prospective clients.”
Shaw earned her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, her B.S. from Johnson & Wales University, and is admitted to practice in the states of Maine, New Hampshire and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She resides in Gorham with her husband and five-year old son and is an accomplished equestrian who competes in dressage.
About Bernstein Shur
Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is a New England-based law firm advising clients across the U.S. and around the world. Our 110+ award-winning attorneys and professionals provide practical and innovative counsel, and practice in more than 20 key areas across a variety of industries.
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