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Mr. Paul E. Dans

solo practioner
Registered Republican
Regular Member
43 West 43rd Street
Site 29
New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 203-7600
Fax: (646) 365-3401

Law School: Univ. of Virginia (1997)
Foreign Languages: French

Practice Areas:

I have practiced commercial litigation in New York City for the past 20 years at several of the most respected large firms (Debevoise & Plimpton; Leboeuf, Lamb et al.) and now have my own shop.

My highest professional achievement to date is as the architect of the Chevron outtakes case where Chevron subpoenaed documentary movie outtakes as evidence to unravel a $27 billion fraud being perpetrated against the company and its executives in Ecuador. My work on the case was the subject of a profile in American Lawyer magazine and a book about the case.

I serve on the steering committee of the New York City Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. I also serve on the Media Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

I received my undergraduate degree (B.S. Economics) and graduate degree (Master in City Planning) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My masters thesis proposed a jobs redevelopment program to repurpose former derelict industrial sites (i.e. brown fields).

I have been active in Republican politics and conservative/libertarian movements since law school. I was president of the University of Virginia Law School Federalist Society Chapter in law school. Most recently, I worked on the Trump Campaign out in Allegheny County, PA in the warroom for the election. I previously volunteered for the RNLA 72-hour attorney teams in 2012 (New Hampshire), 2008 (Philadelphia) and 2004 (Toledo, OH). In New York, I worked to re-elect Rudi Giuliani for NYC mayor in 1997. I also worked on the Lawyers Committee for Gov. Robert Ehrlich of Maryland, who I know from having grown up in his Congressional District outside of Baltimore.

I am conversant in French and received a certificate in French Law from the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas in 1996.

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