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Paul is an Attorney admitted to practice in New York and Lebanon, and a Lecturer in Law. He is passionate about empowering youth, shaping public policy, and redefining opportunities in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution. 

At DLA Piper LLP in Silicon Valley, Paul’s practice is focused on corporate structuring and governance, company and investor-side venture and debt financings, private investment fund formation and operation, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, FinTech, RegTech, blockchain and cryptocurrency. Prior to this position, he served as a Compliance Extern at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as a Legal Counsel at the Central Bank of Lebanon, and in various capacities at law firms or global financial institutions including HSBC and Credit Suisse. 

His published works include “The Distributed Ledger Technology: A Potential Revamp for Financial Markets?” (2018).

Paul has held leadership roles with non-profits including Lions Clubs International, the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, Mentor International, and Social and Economic Action for Lebanon (SEAL). He was also part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the UNDP's peace building program for Lebanon, and various policy related initiatives including the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies' (LCPS) project on legal and judicial reform.

Paul holds an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, and both a Masters and Bachelor of Laws from Université Saint-Joseph (USJ). 

www.paulklimos.com