Vishal H. Shah defends employers in labor and employment matters, including both single-plaintiff litigation and nationwide class actions. Vishal practices in both state and federal courts across the United States. His experience includes fact discovery, electronic discovery, taking and defending depositions, motion practice and argument, evidentiary hearings, expert discovery, trial preparation, and appellate briefing.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Vishal practiced law at another international law firm, where he represented life insurers and long-term care insurers in trial and appellate litigation. His life insurance practice focused on a wide range of legal issues, including material misrepresentations, policy lapses, fraud, stranger-originated life insurance transactions (STOLI), and the secondary market for life insurance. His long-term care practice focused on premium rate increase issues, coverage disputes, and claims administration.
University of Alabama School of Law, 2013, J.D.
Samford University, 2010, B.A.S., magna cum laude
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Secretary, South Asian Bar Association – Philadelphia
Engagement Chair, Defense Research Institute, Appellate Advocacy
Vice Chair for Big Law Committee, Defense Research Institute, Diversity and Inclusion
Senior Editor, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, University of Alabama School of Law
Honor Court Prosecutor and Trial Team Advocate, University of Alabama School of Law