Paul M. Thompson - McDermott Will & Emery


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 healthcare industry. Paul served on McDermott’s Executive and Management Committees. From 2011 to 2015, he also served as Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office.

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  • Represents several companies in various industries in antitrust criminal investigations being conducted by the DOJ (2014 to present)
  • Represented a Fortune 500 healthcare 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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  • Benchmark Litigation 2013 to 2020, 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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  • Sandy Spring Friends School, board of directors (2020-present)
  • Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, board of directors (2012-2019)


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

District of Columbia

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