General Commercial Litigation
Paul has managed in-court proceedings at every stage for clients across the country and is go-to litigation counsel for one of Colorado’s largest publicly traded companies. Paul has served as lead counsel for multiple trial teams, both on the plaintiff’s and defendant’s side, and has prevailed for his clients through pre-litigation negotiation, TRO and preliminary injunction proceedings, early in-court dismissals, summary judgment, and trial practice.
Paul’s general litigation practice focuses on contract, business tort, and intellectual property claims and runs the gamut from simple six-figure contract disputes to multi-year, nine-figure financial fraud litigation. For simple contract cases, Paul has developed an efficient framework that gives clients legal-fee certainty and quick recoveries through aggressive pre-litigation and in-court action and swift use of state and federal post-judgment enforcement tools. For complex litigation, Paul manages teams of lawyers and paralegals and ensures that, at each incremental step, his team adds value for the client and advances toward the client’s ultimate goals.
Paul advises clients from regional grocery chains to Fortune 100 companies about risk associated with pricing, market control, and commercial collaborations under the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Robinson-Patman Act, and various state competition laws. Paul has developed antitrust compliance programs for multiple clients and conducts trainings for executives and other personnel to prevent liability for anticompetitive conduct and potential regulatory action.
In addition to advising companies, Paul actively litigates antitrust cases, serving as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants. He prosecutes and defends claims for collusion and monopolization under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act and for price discrimination under the Robinson-Patman Act. Paul has developed innovative approaches to monopolization theories and has presented, published, and been cited by business media on antitrust issues.
Paul has briefed and argued appeals in state and federal courts in Colorado, New York, and Illinois. He brings confidence and an exhaustive understanding of the record to the courtroom and relishes the opportunity to face cross-examination from a panel of judges. Paul has successfully defended judgments for breach of contract, fraud, human trafficking, and wage violations and has won reversals of multimillion-dollar judgments predicated on legal error.