Paul M. Thompson focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, congressional investigations and appellate matters. He is a current member of the Firm-wide Management Committee and a former member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. From 2011 to 2015, Paul served as partner-in-charge of the Washington, DC office.
While serving as counsel to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Paul worked on the Senate confirmation hearings for Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito and the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act. From 2002 to 2005, Paul served as an assistant US attorney in the Appellate Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Paul has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable D. Brooks Smith, former Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and current Chief Judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Paul also serves as an editor of the Firm’s FCA Update blog. He has published articles in the National Law Journal, Roll Call, Executive Counsel, Corporate Counsel, the Yale Law Journal Pocket Part and the Vanderbilt Law Review. He has been quoted in top legal and business publications such as the Washington Business Journal, The Hill, Roll Call and Am Law Daily, and has served as a panelist at the National Press Club.