Boston College Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude All-Decade Football Team, 1970-1980 Nominated for Rhodes Scholarship
Law School Attended:
Boston College Law School, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts; 1982, Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
•Panel Member, American Arbitration Association
•Former President, Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston, Inc., Board of Directors
October 30, 1956
Experience: Higher Education: As Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Education Group, Paul represents a number of diverse colleges and universities in complex construction, real estate, contract, labor and employment, and regulatory matters. These have involved disputes over the construction of athletic complexes, dormitories, stadiums, and other key infrastructure projects; disputes with key vendors (technology and otherwise) to the institutions Paul represents; disputes with cities and towns in Town/Gown-type matters; successful union avoidance (faculty) campaigns; and defense before various courts, as well as federal and state agencies with jurisdiction in civil rights, discrimination, Title IX, Title IV (financial aid), and False Claims Act (FCA) matters.; Paul has also assisted in the formation and ongoing operation of two separate Division III intercollegiate athletic conferences. He also recently obtained initial authorization and approval from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education for the first new, private, higher education institution in the Commonwealth to be given degree-granting authority in more than twenty years.; Paul and other key members of the GT Higher Education team have been retained by various public university systems to provide advice and counsel in connection with the use of P3 financing structures to construct, finance, operate, and maintain key revenue generating investment assets, so as to alleviate pressures upon bond proceeds and more conventional financing streams.; Construction: Paul advises diverse construction industry clients involved in both private and public construction projects, claims, litigation, and business torts in the federal and state trial courts.; Health Care: Paul represents health care providers, including several private ambulance service providers, in defense of FCA allegations, and proceedings brought by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General ( OIG ) and other federal agencies, as well as various state attorneys general.; Reported Decisions: SunLink Corporation v. American Capital Energy, Inc., United Stated District Court for District of Massachusetts, C.A. No. 15-13606-ADB (January 5, 2017).; D.D.S. Industries, Inc. v. P.J. Riley & Company, Inc., et al, 2016 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 249 (March 7, 2016).; Lunin v. C.N.J., Inc., 436 F. 3d 44 (1st Cir. 2006).; Seetharaman v. Stone & Webster, Inc., DOL Case No. 2003-CAA-00004 (ALJ Nov. 30, 2005).; Brian A. Dartt v. Browning Ferris Industries, Inc., 427 Mass. 1, 691 N.E.2d 526 (1998).; Chaulk Services v. Massachusetts Comm. Against Discrimination, 70 F.3d 1361 (1st Cir. 1995).; Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Murphy prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.