Paul Davidson

Strategic, tenacious, straight-talking lawyer always working for clients

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).   


Paul's Related Experience

Scheme to raid Virtue Capital Management of sales advisors shut down following arbitration

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.

Duke Energy defeats natural gas workers’ class action challenging elimination of accumulated sick time

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.

Toy company battles allegations of trademark infringement

Defended a toy company against allegations of trademark infringement.

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  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
  • LL.M., University College - London England, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • B.A., Syracuse University

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee


Paul S. Davidson
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Professional Involvement

  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Member, Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production

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Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Salvation Army
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, O'More College of Design
  • Former Trustee and Member of Executive Committee, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

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