Paul Hughes is an associate in the Supreme Court & Appellate practice of the Washington DC office. He has worked on more than 80 appellate matters in state and federal courts
, including more than 35 cases before the US Supreme Court. Paul has argued before the US Court of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits. He has particular experience in banking and securities law, intellectual property, and constitutional issues.
Recently, in Abelesz v. OTP Bank, 2012 WL 3590802 (7th Cir. 2012), Paul represented a major Hungarian financial institution in an action valued at several billion dollars. After the district court denied a motion to dismiss for a lack of personal jurisdiction, the Seventh Circuit granted a writ of mandamus, resolving the litigation on an interlocutory basis.
At Mayer Brown, Paul assists with the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic, which regularly represents civil rights, immigrant and criminal defense litigants before the Supreme Court. Paul also teaches international, constitutional and human rights law at Georgetown University, where he is appointed as an adjunct instructor.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Paul served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Paul received his JD from the Yale Law School, where he served as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and was the recipient of the C. LaRue Munson Prize and the Chubb Prize. He received his MA in International Law & Politics, with distinction, and AB, summa cum laude, from Georgetown University.
Paul serves on the Recruiting Committee as well as the Committee on Associates and Counsel.