Paul M. RobertsonBob Smith

Phone: (781) 914-3779

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 Civil Procedure.

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.

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