Before establishing Freshfields' antitrust practice in 2002, Paul was a partner at a major US firm. Among his prior positions in government antitrust enforcement, he has served as counsel to two Federal Trade Commissioners and as an FTC litigation attorney. Paul is trained in both law and economics, having received undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics with a specialisation in industrial organisation (antitrust) economics.
Paul is recognised as a leading antitrust lawyer by every major rating organisation. His work on the United/Continental airline merger was recognised as the top antitrust M&A defence of 2010 by Global Competition Review and by the New York Times. Paul has been active in the leadership of the antitrust section of the ABA, having served as a senior editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and of the Antitrust Magazine, and as the chair of the economics committee.
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