Paul’s diverse practice encompasses health care counseling and litigation, white collar criminal matters (including internal investigations and crisis counseling), and appeals. His clients include health care providers, payers, and associations, as well as businesses in a wide array of industries.
As an experienced former federal prosecutor and senior adviser to chief executives in the public sector and private industry, Paul brings a unique approach to legal issues, blending traditional advocacy with practical business advice and common-sense problem solving.
Before joining the firm, Paul served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. As chief legal counsel overseeing all legal matters for this 500-bed academic medical center, he was responsible for providing legal and strategic guidance to all business units, serving as counsel for the hospital’s internal compliance program, and managing all litigation. Chief among Paul’s many accomplishments were negotiating more than $100 million in physician service agreements.
Previously, Paul served as a top legal advisor to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. As Deputy Chief Counsel, he was responsible for all legislative matters, administrative regulations, and executive orders. He also served as the senior negotiator with the state legislature and the federal government on matters including the annual state budget, disaster recovery contracts, interstate transportation agreements, energy distribution, and health care and hospital services.
Prior to his work in state government, Paul served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, prosecuting dozens of criminal cases in the Securities and Health Care Fraud Unit and the Public Protection Unit, including complex white collar crimes involving investor fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and domestic and international child pornography networks and child exploitation. In recognition of his work, the U.S. Department of Justice presented Paul with the Director’s Award for Superior Performance.
After completing his law degree, Paul clerked for the Hon. Robert E. Cowen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Hon. John C. Lifland of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Paul is admitted to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.