Paul B. Salvaty is a business trial lawyer. His primary focus is in the prosecution and defense of business disputes with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, entertainment and IP litigation, class actions and mass torts, and antitrust matters. Paul has represented a variety of major companies and public agencies both as plaintiffs and defendants.

Paul has more than 20 years of trial and appellate experience in both state and federal actions. He has first-chaired several trials, argued numerous appeals and dispositive motions, handled many successful mediations, and taken and defended dozens of fact and expert depositions. On the plaintiff side alone, Paul has recovered over US$100m in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

Paul served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dickran Tevrizian, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and for the Honorable Kim M. Wardlaw, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He also gained valuable experience as a judicial extern for the Honorable Richard Gadbois, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Paul is also active in the Los Angeles and San Francisco legal communities. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Tahirih Justice Center and previously served as president of the board of directors of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and president of the board of the U.C. Hastings Foundation.

Awards and recognitions

2014-2019

Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America

2011

Katharine Krause Award
Inner City Law Center

2012-2019

General Litigation
Super Lawyers

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law

B.A., University of Notre Dame

Memberships

Member, Board of Directors, Tahirih Justice Center

Member, Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Former member, Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar's Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Section

Former Chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property's Committee 409 (Antitrust Matters)

Former President of the Board of Directors, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Former President of the Board, Irish American Bar Association

Former President of the Board, U.C. Hastings Foundation

Bar admissions and qualifications

California

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