Paul M. Thompson represents clients in complex criminal and civil matters. He has extensive experience in internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, grand jury investigations, appellate practice and congressional investigations, with a particular focus on clients in the health care industry. Paul is a member of McDermott’s Management and Executive Committees. From 2011 to 2015, he served as partner-in-charge of the Washington, DC office.
From 2002 to 2005, Paul served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Appellate Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Pennsylvania. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as counsel to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, where he worked on the Senate confirmation hearings for Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. 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 served as a founding 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.