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Adam Shaw is an associate in Bryan Cave’s Commercial Litigation and Antitrust & Competition Client Service Groups, and a member of the firm’s Data Privacy and Security Team. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). His current practice includes advice and representation on a range of general litigation matters including commercial contract disputes, tort claims, and federal administrative hearings and appeals.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Shaw served in several leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Defense, first as an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces and then as a contract consultant. He was an Airborne Surveillance Officer and Air Weapons Officer in the U.S. Air Force, supporting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Europe as well as U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) in South Korea. Mr. Shaw then served as a defense policy consultant at the United States Department of the Army, where he developed and coordinated policy for biometrics and identity management programs. He also co-managed compliance projects for the Privacy Act, E-Government Act, Freedom of Information Act, Federal Records Act and their implementing regulations in coordination with DOD and Army Staff Judge Advocates.

During law school, Mr. Shaw was an associate of the GW Journal of Energy & Environmental Law and a member of the George Washington University Law School Moot Court Board, where he chaired the 2015 National Security Law Moot Court Competition. He also served as a privacy law research assistant to Professor Daniel J. Solove.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Associate, GW Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, 2013-2015
    • Recipient, Korean Defense Service Medal, 2011
    • Recipient, Joint Service Commendation Medal for NATO Service, 2010
    • Recipient, Korean Defense Service Medal, 2011
    • Recipient, Joint Service Commendation Medal for NATO Service, 2010
    • Recipient, Joint Service Commendation Medal for NATO Service, 2010
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Professional Affiliations

    • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2011-present
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