About Paul

Paul focuses his practice on solving complex legal disputes. Having appeared in hundreds of federal and state lawsuits, Paul is a seasoned litigator with experience in a wide range of complex cases, including multimillion-dollar tort cases, constitutional claims, trade secret and intellectual property theft disputes, complex contractual and warranty matters, defense of white-collar investigations, and litigation involving fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. He also advises business clients on warranty and sales-related legal issues, assists several banks on commercial collection matters, and is a leader of SouthBank Legal’s appellate practice. Paul clerked for four years at the federal trial and appellate levels and has taught commercial law at Notre Dame Law School for a decade.

Besides having extensive legal experience, Paul is easy to work with and is a good teammate. His ego-free approach has helped him successfully team up with corporate in-house counsel from Fortune 500 companies as well as with litigators from the top law firms in the country—like Williams & Connolly, Kirkland & Ellis, and Winston & Strawn, to name a few. Paul’s focus is not on burnishing his own resume but on helping the legal team best serve the client by meeting the client’s objectives.

Experience

In previous cases, Paul has:

  • Represented a military vehicle manufacturer in obtaining a $277 million judgment against an international defense company for bilking the manufacturer on the sale of vehicle components.
  • Represented a company president in multiple civil and criminal matters regarding the alleged misappropriation of over $100 million.
  • Represented a publicly traded insurance company in multimillion-dollar trust litigation against a publicly traded bank for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Defended a publicly traded bank in a series of lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duty over some of the bank’s trust accounts.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty against a supplier.
  • Defended a publicly traded bank in a lawsuit involving allegations of fraudulently signed loan documents and violations of civil RICO.
  • Defended an equipment manufacturer against warranty claims in excess of $14 million.
  • Represented a control systems company in obtaining a preliminary injunction against its former employees and a competitor for stealing the company’s trade secrets on its premier product.
  • Represented an individual in a federal investigation concerning alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Defended a large medical device manufacturer against a defamation suit brought by a South American executive in connection with an investigation the manufacturer had conducted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Helped a publicly traded bank recover the proceeds from a commercial loan that a municipality was claiming it did not have to repay because the loan allegedly violated municipal finance laws.
  • Represented individuals and entities in disputes and litigation regarding the financing, development, and operation of large-scale casinos.
  • Defended a museum in a lawsuit alleging that it had purchased stolen artwork.
  • Represented a jet servicing company in federal, state, and administrative proceedings on a variety of constitutional and statutory claims.
  • Represented a group of gas station tenants in a lawsuit against a fuel distributor over ethanol pricing.
  • Represented a borrower opposing a $20 million foreclosure of its primary commercial property.

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
    • Articles Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, B.A., summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Selected Case Coverage