Paul has represented leading U.S. and international companies and board committees defending claims of civil fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, frequently arising from M&A transactions or joint ventures. He has defended individuals and companies in connection with internal investigations, government and SRO investigations, and criminal prosecutions, becoming skilled at navigating investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Defense, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and FINRA. Paul also has significant experience in pursuing affirmative litigation in complex commercial matters and violations of clients’ intellectual property rights.
Paul began his legal career as a judicial clerk for United States District Judge John F. Keenan in the Southern District of New York.
Paul maintains an active pro bono practice. He counsels non-profits in connection with organizational and governance issues as well as undertakes internal investigations for non-profit boards. Paul has also represented pro bono clients in connection with asylum, T-visa, and VAWA petition cases before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. He is an active member of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the Federal Bar Council, and he previously served as the Secretary of the Federal Bar Council’s Federal Courts Committee.