Marc R. Paul is a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP and practices law in the Washington, D.C. office. From 2005 to 2013, he was chair of the firm’s North American Corporate & Securities Practice Group, as well as its Private Equity subgroup. Paul’s practice involves private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance issues, financial restructurings, joint ventures, licensing arrangements and complex commercial transactions, both internationally and domestically. Paul acts as outside general counsel to numerous business entities, from large multinational corporations to domestic start-up companies. He specializes in legal issues relating to technology oriented companies, particularly in the energy, pharmaceuticals, software, telecommunications, internet, media, defense and aerospace industries.
American Lawyers and Corporate Counsel media has named Paul a “Top M&A Lawyer” and “Top Energy Lawyer. He authored a chapter titled “U.S. Regulatory Issues for International Mergers and Acquisitions: A Comprehensive Country-By-Country Guide” published by The Economist and has co-‐authored articles on leveraged buyouts and foreign investments in Business Law Today. Additionally, he co-authored an article on Sarbanes-Oxley audit committee requirements for non-U.S. issues in the European Company Law Bulletin. Paul has co-authored an article on infrastructure titled “Top 10 US legal issues in infrastructure investments” in the Infrastructure Journal, co-‐authored an article on Carbon Assets in the Securities Law Reporter and co-authored an article on cross-border M&A in Bloomberg BNA’s Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles published in journals focusing on technology law issues, as well.
Paul is a frequent lecturer on securities and business law issues, and has served as an adjunct professor teaching “Business Planning” at Georgetown Law School. He has been a panel member at the Rocky Mountain Federal-State-Provincial Securities Conference, sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Paul is a frequent speaker on renewable energy and carbon finance topics, including Bloomberg’s Carbon Finance Conference and the Infocast Carbon Markets Conference. He also chaired the 2009 Infocast Renewables M&A Summit.
Paul graduated cum laude with his bachelor’s from Harvard University in 1982 and received his master’s from the University of London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies in 1983. He graduated cum laude with his JD from Harvard Law School in 1986.