Paul F. Downs

Associate - New York

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Paul Downs focuses his practice on high-stakes commercial disputes. He has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals in litigation before state and federal courts and before arbitration tribunals. He has tried cases both in court and before arbitral tribunals.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • Centre College, B.A., 2011



Representative Experience

  • Representation of a biopharmaceutical company in commercial arbitration conducted under the ICC Rules.
  • Representation of several Fortune 100 companies in competition-related litigations.
  • Representation of a professional sports league and certain member clubs in litigation concerning the relocation of a franchise.
  • Representation of a major airline in complex contractual disputes.
  • Pro bono representation of individuals in criminal and civil proceedings before New York courts. 

Representations handled by Mr. Downs prior to joining Foley Hoag, LLP.


Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable David. J. Hale, United State District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (2015-2016)
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Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York