Overview

Paul is an associate in Anderson & Kreiger’s Public Law, Airports, and Litigation groups. His practice focuses on:

  • Public Law Litigation: Paul defends public entities in a wide range of disputes. Representative matters include defending the Massachusetts Gaming Commission against multiple lawsuits challenging the Commission’s licensing process, the town of Bedford from an emergency challenge to a land procurement, and the town of Acton against an Open Meeting Law lawsuit.
  • Public Law Counseling: Paul advises municipal and other government clients on matters involving governance, procurement, land use, constitutional law, and other subjects. He has helped clients respond to numerous Open Meeting Law complaints and public records requests.
  • Airports: Paul represents airports in civil litigation and administrative proceedings. He has defended the Commonwealth Ports Authority against a complaint seeking expedited administrative proceedings before DOT, and helped Massport win a preliminary injunction against Turo’s operations at Logan Airport.  He also counsels airports on First Amendment issues.
  • Commercial Litigation: Paul has worked on business and construction disputes ranging from recovering consulting fees and promissory notes, to multi-million-dollar insurance coverage disputes.

Paul also maintains a pro bono practice helping low-income individuals seal and expunge their Massachusetts criminal records.

Previously, Paul served as a law clerk to the Honorable James R. Milkey of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and to the Honorable Michael M. Baylson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Paul has held a number of volunteer leadership roles at MIT.  Currently, he serves on the Annual Giving Board and as a Friend of the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center.  He previously served a five-year term on the MIT Corporation from 2013 to 2018.

BEYOND THE OFFICE

Paul is a history enthusiast and an avid biker, and enjoys crosswords and other puzzles.  He lives with his wife in Somerville.

Credentials

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D. 2018, cum laude

President and Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal on Legislation

MIT, S.B., 2012

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Clerkship

Honorable James R. Milkey, Massachusetts Appeals Court

Honorable Michael M. Baylson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Recognition

MIT Alumni Association Margaret L.A. MacVicar ’65, ScD ’67 Award, 2018

Rappaport Fellows Program in Law and Public Policy, 2016, Fellow

Karl Taylor Compton Prize, 2012

Affiliations

  • Appeals Court Law Clerk Society, Board Member, 2021-2023
  • MIT
    • MIT Alumni Association, Annual Giving Board, Member2021-2024
    • East Campus Renovation Advisory Committee, Member2021-2024
    • MIT Club of Boston, Clerk and Assistant Vice President for Finance2021-present
    • Friends of the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, Founding Member2020-present
    • MIT Alumni Association, Corporation Nominating Committee, Member, 2017-2020
    • MIT Corporation, Member2013-2018

Experience

  • Fended off an emergency ten-taxpayer lawsuit meant to block Bedford’s acquisition of land for a new fire station.
  • Successfully defended the Massachusetts Gaming Commission against Mohegan Sun’s claim that Open Meeting Law violations invalidated the Commission’s award of a casino license to Wynn Resorts.
  • Assisted Massport in winning a preliminary injunction, later upheld on appeal, against Turo’s operations at Logan Airport.
  • Defended the Commonwealth Ports Authority from a complaint asking the Department of Transportation to initiate expedited (“rocket docket”) administrative proceedings.
  • Successfully defended the town of Acton against an Open Meeting Law lawsuit.
  • Won an appeal vacating a motion judge’s decision denying expungement of criminal records.

Insights

  • Moderator, MIT Alumni Leadership Conference 2020, "Pathways to Leadership", September 22, 2020.
  • Panelist, MIT Alumni Leadership Conference 2018, "MIT10: Building Young Alumni Coalitions", September 22, 2018.
 

Paul is an associate in Anderson & Kreiger’s Public Law, Airports, and Litigation groups. His practice focuses on:

  • Public Law Litigation: Paul defends public entities in a wide range of disputes. Representative matters include defending the Massachusetts Gaming Commission against multiple lawsuits challenging the Commission’s licensing process, the town of Bedford from an emergency challenge to a land procurement, and the town of Acton against an Open Meeting Law lawsuit.
  • Public Law Counseling: Paul advises municipal and other government clients on matters involving governance, procurement, land use, constitutional law, and other subjects. He has helped clients respond to numerous Open Meeting Law complaints and public records requests.
  • Airports: Paul represents airports in civil litigation and administrative proceedings. He has defended the Commonwealth Ports Authority against a complaint seeking expedited administrative proceedings before DOT, and helped Massport win a preliminary injunction against Turo’s operations at Logan Airport.  He also counsels airports on First Amendment issues.
  • Commercial Litigation: Paul has worked on business and construction disputes ranging from recovering consulting fees and promissory notes, to multi-million-dollar insurance coverage disputes.

Paul also maintains a pro bono practice helping low-income individuals seal and expunge their Massachusetts criminal records.

Previously, Paul served as a law clerk to the Honorable James R. Milkey of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and to the Honorable Michael M. Baylson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Paul has held a number of volunteer leadership roles at MIT.  Currently, he serves on the Annual Giving Board and as a Friend of the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center.  He previously served a five-year term on the MIT Corporation from 2013 to 2018.

BEYOND THE OFFICE

Paul is a history enthusiast and an avid biker, and enjoys crosswords and other puzzles.  He lives with his wife in Somerville.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D. 2018, cum laude

President and Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal on Legislation

MIT, S.B., 2012

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Clerkship

Honorable James R. Milkey, Massachusetts Appeals Court

Honorable Michael M. Baylson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

MIT Alumni Association Margaret L.A. MacVicar ’65, ScD ’67 Award, 2018

Rappaport Fellows Program in Law and Public Policy, 2016, Fellow

Karl Taylor Compton Prize, 2012

  • Appeals Court Law Clerk Society, Board Member, 2021-2023
  • MIT
    • MIT Alumni Association, Annual Giving Board, Member2021-2024
    • East Campus Renovation Advisory Committee, Member2021-2024
    • MIT Club of Boston, Clerk and Assistant Vice President for Finance2021-present
    • Friends of the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, Founding Member2020-present
    • MIT Alumni Association, Corporation Nominating Committee, Member, 2017-2020
    • MIT Corporation, Member2013-2018

  • Fended off an emergency ten-taxpayer lawsuit meant to block Bedford’s acquisition of land for a new fire station.
  • Successfully defended the Massachusetts Gaming Commission against Mohegan Sun’s claim that Open Meeting Law violations invalidated the Commission’s award of a casino license to Wynn Resorts.
  • Assisted Massport in winning a preliminary injunction, later upheld on appeal, against Turo’s operations at Logan Airport.
  • Defended the Commonwealth Ports Authority from a complaint asking the Department of Transportation to initiate expedited (“rocket docket”) administrative proceedings.
  • Successfully defended the town of Acton against an Open Meeting Law lawsuit.
  • Won an appeal vacating a motion judge’s decision denying expungement of criminal records.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, MIT Alumni Leadership Conference 2020, "Pathways to Leadership", September 22, 2020.
  • Panelist, MIT Alumni Leadership Conference 2018, "MIT10: Building Young Alumni Coalitions", September 22, 2018.