Paul M. Kaplan is a shareholder in Anderson Kill’s New York office. Paul focuses his practice on Corporate and Commercial Litigation, including business litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust litigation and counseling, class action defense, and white collar defense and criminal investigations. He represents domestic and foreign financial institutions and corporations and their Directors and Officers in federal and state litigation and regulatory matters. He counsels corporations on the antitrust ramifications of business transactions with a view to avoiding or minimizing exposure to antitrust claims in litigation and represents financial institutions and corporations facing regulatory or court enforcement actions. He has represented corporations and senior executives in federal and state government investigations involving both criminal and civil matters.
He has represented clients in financial services, telecommunications, health care (doctors and hospitals) and medical devices, consumer goods and electronics, college and amateur sports, automotive parts, university book stores and natural resources.
Paul is the co-chair of Anderson Kill's Antitrust and Unfair Competition practice group.
Paul has practiced law for more than 35 years with major law firms and corporations in the United States and Europe. He began his legal career in London, England where he was an associate with an Anglo-American law firm. Following a clerkship in Boston with the late Honorable R. Ammi Cutter, a justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Paul joined the legal department of AT&T in New York, then involved in a complex business reorganization and divestiture, pursuant to a federal court antitrust divestiture decree. He also held the title of vice president at Citibank, NA (Citigroup) in the General Counsel’s office and at J.P. Morgan Chase (Chemical Bank), where he was group counsel in the bank’s Middle Market/Financial Services group.
Paul has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he taught an advanced antitrust course from 1991 to 2011. He has been a guest lecturer at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law, Boston University School of Law and Northeastern University School of Law.
He has organized, on behalf of the government of Israel, a financial services delegation to Israel led by the late Honorable Jack Kemp (former U.S. Representative from New York Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Republican Party nominee for Vice President in 1996).
Paul has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell®, its highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
Member, American Bar Association; Member, Clayton Act Committee, Section of Antitrust Law; Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Member, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee (1995-1998; 2016-2017; 2022-present) Member, Banking Law Committee (1992-1995); Member, The London School of Economics' New York Development Committee (1999-2001).
Member, Board of the American Fund, The London School of Economics (2016-Present); Member, Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Dean's Advisory Board (2011-2022); Member, Board of the American Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2015-Present); and, Member of Board, North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (2021-Present).
Paul is a four-time finisher of the New York City Marathon, with a best time of 3:48.31.