Paul Robertson is a trial attorney and counsel in the Firm’s Litigation
Practice Group. He has extensive experience both as a litigator of complex
commercial disputes and product liability matters and as a consultant
in the field of electronic information management. He has tried many cases
to verdict and litigated hundreds of complex commercial matters before
courts, agencies, and arbitration tribunals at the state, federal, and
international level. Paul's representations include the New England
Patriots, the Kingdom of Spain, and (on a pro bono basis) victims of the
September 11, 2001, World Trade Center bombing. He has a strong record
of reaching successful resolutions for his clients, whether large or small.
Paul’s significant arbitration experience includes representations
of clients before International Chamber of Commerce arbitral panels located
in multiple European countries.
Paul also counsels clients with multi-national operations on electronic
information best practices. These best practices include defensible records
management systems, cross-border transfers, archive and legal hold processes,
and litigation preparedness.
Paul was previously a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston, where
he was a member of the hiring committee and co-founded and led the firm’s
Document Retention and E-Discovery Practice Group. In 2004, Paul co-founded
the Sedona Conference Working Group on International Electronic Information
Management, Discovery, and Disclosure. He was co-President of the Boston
Inn of Court in 2005-2006. Paul has authored dozens of publications, and
lectured and led conferences in the U.S. and in Europe, on matters relating
to litigation, generally, and e-record disclosure and management, in particular.
In 2006, he testified, on invitation, before the Judicial Conference’s
Advisory Committee on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of
During an extended sabbatical from 2007 to 2016, Paul and his wife Sima
circumnavigated the globe aboard a 41-foot sailboat, Leander. Their two
children, Alexander and Aylin, were born en route and became the only
other crew members aboard.
Paul is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. He is a
cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law and received his AB in
Politics from Princeton University.