Paul Davidson's practice focuses on trial work and complex business and commercial litigation on both sides of the docket. He has served as lead trial counsel for plaintiffs and the defense in courts across the country, including California, New York, Utah, Ohio, Michigan, Alabama and Washington, D.C. Paul brings a high level of insight, strategy and willingness to share risks through innovative fee arrangements to every case. He represents private and public companies, professional services firms, private equity firms, and individuals in a broad array of areas, including antitrust, securities, trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and trusts and estates. He is recognized in Chambers USA (Business Litigation), Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation, Securities, Antitrust and Intellectual Property; and was named 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation and Antitrust).
Some of Paul's recent successes include: Tennessee's Attorney General selected Paul to represent a number of nonprofit healthcare organizations in complex fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases that resulted in the recovery of nearly $90 million for his clients; representation of bondholders in the municipal bankruptcies of Jefferson County, Alabama and Detroit, the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcies ever filed, resulting in the recovery of billions of dollars for his clients; representation of a professional services firm in arbitration in New York, resulting in a multimillion-dollar verdict for his client; and achieving a resounding 100% victory for his client in a shareholder's dissenter's rights case at trial and on argument before the Tennessee Supreme Court. Paul is currently serving as lead counsel before the SEC and in class action securities litigation for one of the Big 4 accounting firms; and he is serving as lead counsel in class action ERISA litigation for a large national power company.
Paul has also represented clients in a variety of pro bono matters, including a 20-year post-conviction death penalty case; challenging the commitment of another death row inmate to 17 years of solitary confinement; advising the board of a nonprofit that provides financial, housing and disaster assistance; and advising the board of a botanical and art museum.
Successfully represented Virtue Capital Management, LLC in protecting its top investment adviser representatives, investment clients and its confidential and trade secret information from competing advising firms.
Defended Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas in a putative class action alleging that the companies unlawfully stripped individual union members of hundreds of hours of accumulated sick time in violation of the parties’ labor contract and federal law is dismissed by federal court.
Defended a toy company against allegations of trademark infringement.
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The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings), 2022
Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
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