Paul is a senior trial attorney, handling complex litigation on behalf of multinational companies in the hospitality, transportation, construction, retail, private equity, and product manufacturing industries. Paul is co-vice chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and a member of the board of directors.
In more than 20 years of practice with Cozen O’Connor, Paul has secured numerous defense verdicts in high-exposure product liability, construction, transportation, dietary supplement, complex commercial, and mass tort/class action trials. He has successfully mediated, arbitrated, and tried multiparty complex litigation, mass tort, and class actions in the toughest state and federal court jurisdictions in the country.
Recent noteworthy achievements include Paul’s successful defense of: all litigation arising from construction of Pennsylvania’s tallest skyscraper (Comcast Technology Center); a propeller manufacturer through a three-week trial in a case of first impression; a multinational hotel corporation in connection with the bombing of an Islamabad hotel; a terminal owner in a multimillion dollar exposure resulting from an oil spill in the Los Angeles harbor; a company implicated in a $60 million claim for alleged contamination of a hospital sterilization unit; and a national transportation company in a three-week, seven-figure trial. Paul also led the defense of mass tort litigation involving dietary supplements and represented a private equity firm in claims against fraudulent corporate sellers.
Paul serves as national litigation and coordinating trial counsel to well-known Fortune 500 companies. He understands client industries and operations and partners with clients to develop effective risk management protocols, emergency response systems, and coordinated litigation/trial strategies. Paul currently serves as national dram shop counsel to a restaurant conglomerate, trying high-exposure cases and conducting employee trainings across the country. He also serves as national trial counsel to the largest distributor of exterior and interior building products in the United States. Paul formed a client-dedicated emergency response team, enabling immediate crisis response and efficient litigation management.
Paul received his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and was awarded the Eastern College Athletic Conference Medal of Merit for excellence on the hockey rink and in the classroom. After several years in the corporate world at a global insurance company, Paul attended Pace University School of Law, earning his J.D. in 1998. Paul is a graduate of the FBI's Honors Intern Program and earned a trial certificate from the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford Law School.
Paul is a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Police Foundation, Police Athletic League (PAL), and Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS). He is a director on the Membership Development Committee for Philadelphia Country Club and mentor for the Haverford Hawks ice hockey program. Outside of work, Paul coaches and watches his three children play lacrosse and basketball and he is an avid golfer.