Edward A. Marshall is a partner in the Litigation Practice, where he serves as chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Team and co-chair of AGG’s Payment Systems Practice. In 2014, the Daily Report recognized Mr. Marshall on its list of “40 Under 40: Georgia Attorneys On the Rise.”
Mr. Marshall focuses his national practice on litigating complex business disputes, with an emphasis on controversies involving the payment systems industry, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). He has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in multimillion-dollar controversies, with extensive experience before federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Mr. Marshall has also enjoyed noteworthy successes representing payment card processors and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) in a wide range of matters involving private litigants, putative class representatives, bankruptcy trustees, states attorneys general, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission. While much of his practice involves Georgia-based clients, he frequently serves as lead counsel in litigation, including class actions, across the country, including controversies pending before courts in New York, California, Florida, Arizona, Virginia, and Texas.
Mr. Marshall is a frequent author and speaker on topics including legal challenges facing the payments industry, ERISA litigation, and principles of effective advocacy. He has been published in the Electronic Transaction Association’s Transaction Trends and trendsetter, ISO & Agent, the Journal of Pension Benefits, the Georgia Bar Journal, and the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. He is a past chair of the Employee Benefits Section of the State Bar of Georgia and currently serves as the co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Payment Systems Litigation Subcommittee, which he helped establish in 2014.
Mr. Marshall returned to the firm in 2006 after serving two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Story, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. When not practicing law, Mr. Marshall enjoys spending time with his wife, his two daughters, and his boxer, Duke. He also enjoys long-distance cycling.