Russell Paul is a shareholder in the Securities, Consumer
Protection, Qui Tam/Whistleblower, Corporate Governance/Shareholder
Rights and Commercial Litigation practice groups at Berger &
Montague. He concentrates his practice on securities class
actions and derivative suits, complex securities and commercial
litigation matters, False Claims Act suits and consumer class
Mr. Paul has litigated securities class actions against Tyco
International Ltd., Baxter Healthcare Corp., ALSTOM S.A., Able
Laboratories, Inc., Refco Inc., Toll Brothers and the Federal
National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae). He has also
litigated derivative actions in various state courts around the
country, including in the Delaware Court of Chancery. He has
litigated consumer protection and product defect actions in the
automotive, pet food, soft drink and home products
industries. Mr. Paul has also briefed and argued several
In addition to securities litigation, Mr. Paul has broad
corporate law experience, including mergers and acquisitions,
venture capital financing, proxy contests and general corporate
matters. He began his legal career in the New York office of
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Mr. Paul has been designated a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" and a
"Top Attorney in Pennsylvania."
Mr. Paul graduated from the Columbia University School of Law
(J.D. 1989) where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, served on
the Moot Court Review Board, was an editor of Pegasus (the law
school's catalogue) and interned at the United States Attorneys'
Office for the Southern District of New York. He completed his
undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a
B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School (1986) and a B.A. in
History from the College of Arts and Sciences (1986). He was
elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society.
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