Andrea J. Shaw

Andrea J. Shaw

Partner
Portland, ME
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ABOUT

Andrea is a knowledgeable consumer finance/bank regulatory/privacy lawyer with over 15 years of experience as a regulator and counsel to both state and federally chartered banks. She has a passion for helping her clients launch innovative products and solve their most complex problems. Concentrating on consumer finance, bank regulatory and privacy matters, Andrea has a deep understanding of the unique challenges clients face, and guides them through the process with clear communication and focus. With a degree in Equine Business Management, she also has a passion for horses and enjoys practicing in equine law. Prior to joining Practus, Andrea served as a Shareholder with a large Maine law firm and Senior Counsel to the credit card and merchant solutions team and head of legal fair lending for a top 10 bank.

ADMISSIONS

  • Maine 2008
  • Massachusetts 2002
  • New Hampshire 2006

LANGUAGE

  • English

EDUCATION

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
J.D
Johnson & Wales University
Equine Business Management

AWARDS

Maine Justice Foundation Bar Fellow


FUN FACTS

FAVORITE QUOTE

Favorite Quote

“Less is more.”

Mies van der Rohe’s
  • Favorite Book
    Favorite Book

    Anything by Dick Francis

  • Favorite Movie
    Favorite Movie

    Avatar

  • Favorite Vacation
    Favorite Vacation

    Disney World

  • Favorite Meal
    Favorite Meal

    Margarita Pizza & greek salad

ALTERNATE CAREER PATH

Alternate Carrer Path

If I weren’t a lawyer,  I would be working with horses.

ADMISSIONS

  • Maine 2008
  • Massachusetts 2002
  • New Hampshire 2006

LANGUAGE

  • English

EDUCATION

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
J.D
Johnson & Wales University
Equine Business Management

AWARDS

Maine Justice Foundation Bar Fellow

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Andrea started her career as an enforcement attorney for a state banking/consumer finance regulatory agency and held various positions including Compliance Officer, CRA Officer and Corporate Secretary while she was there. She was also s a Shareholder with Bernstein Shur and Senior Counsel to the credit card and merchant solutions team and head of legal fair lending for a top 10 bank.

Andrea’s areas of expertise include:

Bank Regulatory/Compliance, Consumer Finance, E-Signature, Data Privacy, Equine law


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Helped a top 10 bank launch multiple consumer and small business credit cards

Represented the selling institution on a bank merger transaction

Assisted clients with response to data breach

TALKS/SEMINARS

Maine Bankers Association
New Hampshire Bankers Association
Massachusetts Bankers Association

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

American Bankers Association, Independent Community Bankers Association, Maine State Bar Association (Chair of Consumer and Financial Institutions Section 2020, Vice Chair 2019)

BLOG

Does Your Company Really Need a Privacy Notice?
Does Your Company Really Need a Privacy Notice?
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Promoting De Novo Banks
Promoting De Novo Banks
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Biden Administration Rescinds Policy on UDAAP Enforcement
Biden Administration Rescinds Policy on UDAAP Enforcement
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At Practus, we handle complex and challenging legal matters. I look forward to talking to you about how we can best meet your goals.

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