Paul Hughes is a senior associate in the Supreme Court & Appellate practice of the Washington DC office. He has worked on more than 100 appellate matters in state and federal courts
, including more than 50 cases before the US Supreme Court. Paul has argued eight appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and Federal Circuits, as well as the en banc Ninth Circuit.
Paul has particular experience in intellectual property, banking and securities law, and transnational litigation. His clients include major technology firms, global financial institutions, and industry-leading trade associations. For example, he drafted a successful petition for certiorari in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, No. 13-1211 (S. Ct.), which is now pending before the Supreme Court. And Paul regularly appears before the Federal Circuit in patent matters.
At Mayer Brown, Paul assists with the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic, which represents civil rights, immigrant and criminal defense litigants before the Supreme Court. Paul has previously held appointments as an adjunct professor at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins and Yale, where he taught international and constitutional law.
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.