Downs

Paul F. Downs

Associate
New York

I am a high-stakes commercial litigator, with years of experience litigating high stakes disputes.

Paul Downs focuses his practice on general commercial disputes and trade secrets disputes. He's represented Fortune 500 companies and individuals in litigation before state courts, federal courts, and arbitration tribunals. He's also tried cases both in court and before arbitral tribunals.

Education

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

Bar and Court Admissions

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

Experience

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)

Honors & Involvement

INVOLVEMENT
  • New York City Bar Association, State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial Division Committee 

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Top IP Cases in 2022," Foley Hoag Webinar (January 2023)
  • Moderator, "Meet NY’s Commercial Judges-by and for Junior Lawyers - Part 3", New York State Bar Association (December 2022)