Edward A. Marshall

171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8536 phone
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.

Mr. Marshall focuses his national practice on litigating complex business disputes, with an emphasis on controversies involving the payment systems industry. He has successfully represented clients in multimillion-dollar controversies, with extensive experience before trial and appellate courts, as well as the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. 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, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, Virginia, and Texas.

Mr. Marshall has enjoyed noteworthy successes representing payment card processors and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) in a wide range of matters involving private litigants, putative class representatives, states attorneys general, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He is frequently called upon to leverage those litigation insights and familiarity with the legal and regulatory challenges facing the payments industry to help clients develop defensible underwriting and risk monitoring programs and more effectively negotiate agreements with business partners.

Mr. Marshall is a frequent author and speaker on topics including legal risks facing the payments industry and principles of effective advocacy. He has been published in Transaction Trends, ISO & Agent, 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. He is also active in the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) and the Merchant Acquirers Committee (MAC).

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. In 2014, the Daily Report recognized Mr. Marshall on its list of “40 Under 40: Georgia Attorneys On the Rise.”