Paras N. Shah
1003 Hopewell Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 ∙ 202.436.0980 ∙ paras.shah@nteu.org
EXPERIENCE
NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES UNION, OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
Deputy General Counsel (2022-Present) Washington, DC
Associate General Counsel for Litigation (2020-2022)
Assistant Counsel (2011-2020)
Direct and supervise the union’s federal court litigation and select administrative litigation.
GOODWIN PROCTER LLP
Associate, Litigation Department (2007-2011) Boston, MA & Washington, DC
Litigated federal securities and other commercial litigation cases in federal and state courts. Assisted with internal and SEC investigations of public companies.
PUBLICATIONS, ADMISSIONS, AND AFFILIATIONS
Publications: Challenging the Federal Sentencing Guidelines on Policy Grounds, 15 BUSINESS CRIMES BULLETIN No. 5 (Jan. 2008); Comment, Lockhart v. United States: Decapitating the New Deal and Ignoring the Plain Language of the Social Security and Debt Collection Improvement Acts, 58 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW REVIEW 455 (2006).
Bar and Court Admissions: Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; District of Columbia; Massachusetts (inactive).
Professional and Civic Activities: Historical Society of the D.C. Circuit, Board of Directors (2014-20), Chair, Archival Preservation Committee (2016-20), Chair (2014-16) and Vice-Chair (2013-14), Education Committee; Board of Elections for the City of Takoma Park, Maryland, Vice-Chair (2014-16); Ethics Commission for the City of Takoma Park, Maryland (2013-15).
EDUCATION
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW, Washington, DC
Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2007
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Morgantown, WV
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish, magna cum laude, May 2004