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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 in challenging cross-cultural and political environments, shaping public policy where civic participation is undermined, and redefining opportunities in the midst the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

As a Global Expansion Fellow at DLA Piper LLP in Silicon Valley, Paul strives to support entrepreneurs by advising on matters including corporate structuring and governance, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as FinTech, blockchain and cryptocurrency related projects.  Prior to this position, Paul 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 international law firms or banks including HSBC and Credit Suisse.  His published works include “The Distributed Ledger Technology: A Potential Revamp for Financial Markets?” (2018).  

Paul has held different leadership roles with non-profits including Lions Clubs International, Mentor International, the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, and Social and Economic Action for Lebanon (SEAL).  He was also part of multiple leadership initiatives including the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), and projects by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on peace building and conflict resolution.  

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