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Paul B. Salvaty

Los Angeles

Paul B. Salvaty

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 litigation, and antitrust matters. Paul has represented a variety of major companies and public agencies both as plaintiffs and defendants.

Paul has 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.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Paul was a litigation partner with a Los Angeles-based full-service law firm from 2011 until 2015. Prior to that, he was a partner at a large international law firm from 2003 until 2011. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dickran Tevrizian, United States District Court for the Central District of California and for the Honorable Kim M. Wardlaw, United States District Court for the Central District of California. He also gained valuable experience as a judicial extern for the Honorable Richard Gadbois, United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame


  • Former Chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property's Committee 409 (Antitrust Matters)
  • Former 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 member, the Board of Directors for Foothill Family Service
  • Former President of the Board of Directors, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • President of the Board, Irish American Bar Association
  • President of the Board, U.C. Hastings Foundation

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California


Commercial Litigation

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