Paul concentrates his practice on complex litigation and insurance recovery, primarily for corporate policyholders. He has successfully obtained recoveries on behalf of clients under a variety of insurance policies, including general liability policies, directors & officers insurance, first-party property coverages, and additional insured provisions. He has also handled litigation involving environmental liability, toxic torts, contractual indemnity, and commercial disputes (including bankruptcy). Paul has been recognized by Chambers USA 2007-2016: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, stating that “he receives a wealth of endorsements from clients due to his extensive knowledge of the field” and his “professionalism and dedication to excellence.”
Paul has represented clients of all sizes from diverse industry sectors, including public utilities, oil, transportation, news media and industrial manufacturing. He customizes his approach to the needs of every client and, having counseled both Fortune 100 corporations and single-owner businesses, he is sensitive to cost and time considerations as they apply to each. Reflecting this diverse practice, Paul is regularly involved with client personnel at every level, from senior management and general counsel to hourly workers.
At the start of every matter, Paul strives to identify clearly the client's goal. He formulates as early as possible a legal and factual theory of the case to achieve that goal and pursues it consistently. As one example, a client seeking to maximize its cost recovery will require a different strategy from one seeking a quick resolution. Because most of his cost-recovery litigation is for corporate policyholders, he often counsels on matters with substantial financial and economic impact.