Senior Case Manager, New York
Paul joined The Focal Point in 2006 seeking to marry his professional experience crafting persuasive messages as a public relations project manager with his academic and personal interest in visual culture. Since then, Paul has worked with the country’s top trial teams on a wide variety of cases ranging from complex intellectual property litigation to commercial disputes and class-action lawsuits. He has applied his unique, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving to high-profile cases for clients such as Intel, TSMC, Samsung, Univision, Zynga, Qualcomm, Nintendo and WL Gore.
Paul also leads TFP’s Trial Strategy practice, helping our clients to identify and develop the themes, stories and analogies that will resonate with jurors at trial. He spearheaded The Focal Point’s collaboration with Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, and is always on the lookout for new ways to inject creativity into his client’s trial preparation.
Paul graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service where he studied the interaction between political authority and visual culture. He writes on a variety of topics, including persuasive trial messaging and juror insight. He has been published in The Recorder, Law 360, and the San Francisco Daily Journal, and regularly presents CLE courses in trial preparation and creative strategy. He lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife Jenny, and is a devoted Hoyas basketball and New England Patriots fan.
“A trial is rather like a basketball game at which no one keeps score, but at the end of the game the audience is asked to vote on which team has played better.”
(Bill James, Popular Crime)