Matthew Paul practices primarily in complex litigation in federal and state courts, both in trial courts and on appeal. As part of his practice, Mr. Paul represents governmental entities and officials in various matters, including civil-rights claims, employment-discrimination claims, and public-records requests. He also represents companies and their officers and directors in class actions and other complex litigation, as well as lawyers in disputes with former law firms, co-counsel, and in connection with ethics complaints.
Mr. Paul graduated from New York University magna cum laude with a B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics. He earned his J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor for the California Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable James E. Graves, Jr., on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and for the Honorable Margaret B. Seymour on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.