Overview


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.

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Results


  • Represents several companies in various industries in antitrust criminal investigations being conducted by the DOJ, including clients in the generic pharmaceutical, gypsum drywall and auto parts industries (2014 to present)
  • Represented a Fortune 500 health care company before the US Court of Federal Claims in pursuing a claim for underpayments against the Department of Veterans Affairs, resulting in a settlement payment to the company of $538 million (2013 to present)

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Recognition


  • Benchmark Litigation 2013 to 2019, Litigation Star (white-collar and appellate)
  • “Recommended” Lawyer in GCR100 Global Elite (for antitrust work) (2018)
  • Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing 2011, for authoring, “Managing the Budget of an International White-Collar Investigation”

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Community


  • Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, board of directors

Credentials


Education
Harvard Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1998
Harvard College, AB, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

Admissions
District of Columbia
Pennsylvania

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