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Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1990
Northwestern University, M.A., English, 1986
Kenyon College, B.A., English, 1985
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
Honors & Awards
AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyer, Virginia Super Lawyers 2006
Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine
Paul draws on his extensive experience to represent and counsel clients in all aspects of commercial litigation matters before federal and state courts throughout the country. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest quality and ethics rating possible for an attorney.
Paul has represented and advised local, regional and national securities broker-dealers and their employees in a variety of matters, including Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and New York Stock Exchange customer arbitrations; broker employment disputes; broker “raiding and recruiting” litigation; and regulatory matters with FINRA, the NYSE and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as general litigation matters.
In addition to broker-dealers, Paul has represented regional and national banks, mortgage brokers, and other commercial entities in a wide range of litigation matters, including cases involving breach of contract, fraud, conspiracy, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty and the Uniform Commercial Code. In recent years, Paul represented companies and individual officers in connection with several notable class action securities litigation matters.
In the area of insurance coverage and litigation Paul has represented both insureds and insurers in coverage disputes, and has defended insurance agencies, agents and brokers in errors and omissions cases throughout the United States.
Paul has been recognized as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” among civil litigators by Virginia Business magazine and as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” in the area of Securities Litigation by Law & Politics magazine.