Edward A. Marshall is a partner in the Litigation Practice, where he serves as chair of the firm’s business litigation practice group and co-chair of the 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, trying, and resolving complex business disputes, with an emphasis on controversies involving the payment systems industry, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). He has successfully represented both claimants 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, and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Mr. Marshall has also enjoyed noteworthy successes representing payment card processors and issuers in a wide range of matters involving private litigants, bankruptcy trustees, states attorneys general, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission.
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 and two daughters and cycling.