During a hard business transition . . . Paul gently reminded me to exercise radical grace . . . but also to exercise Godly wisdom and make tough decisions that would honor Him in the long run. Honoring God above all matters to Paul.
I needed some Godly counsel and . . . was deeply moved by Paul's heart to listen to my heart and the situation. . . . I highly recommend him . . . to everyone.
Paul is smart, hardworking and always prepared to go above and beyond anyone's expectations. He is a man of the highest integrity, always exhibiting discipline and sound judgment.
It is fair to say that Paul was exceptionally important to the work of [our organization] at a very critical point in its growth and development, and I considered him an irreplaceable partner to me.
His strong work ethic and intelligence produced excellent results and in time pressure situations. . . .His judgment is sound and his integrity is impeccable. . . . I believe Paul to be a top-flight corporate-financial lawyer who merits the trust and confidence of any client.
Paul’s brilliance, competence, judgment, vast knowledge of law and practice and always congenial manner made him an indispensable asset. . . . I am delighted to give Paul my highest possible recommendation.
During my 29 years at Cravath . . . I rarely encountered anyone who could rival Paul’s integrity, commitment to excellence, and dedication to his clients and his firm.
Paul’s presence at our visioning retreat brought much wisdom and discernment. I was blown away by his thoughtful ideas and Godly wisdom. All his years of experience with the business and non-profit worlds bring so much to the table.
It is rare to find someone with such deep wisdom and experience in both the ways of man and the ways of God, especially one who can navigate the former while glorifying the latter. Paul is a rock, a gifted advisor for the business matters that truly matter.
Paul is theologically orthodox without being fussy, spiritually sensitive without seeing demons under every rock, and pragmatically realistic in the spirit of the best of businessmen. In short, he is a spiritual treasure.
Paul is most energized and fulfilled professionally when he is serving as a trusted advisor and counselor to business and non-profit leaders, particularly those who share his vision for work with a divine purpose and for the dignity of people. His decades of corporate transactional experience across a wide spectrum of clients and practice areas, as well as several years assisting and guiding various non-profit organizations, give him a seasoned understanding of situations faced by leaders and organizations and a unique “generalist” perspective to opportunities and challenges. His life-long commitment to “integrity” as a core value has become a passion for carrying out the mission of Integrous. Paul’s personal purpose statement is “to serve by redeeming work through the impartation of wisdom, spotlighting God’s truth and connecting its meaning to organizational cultures and practices.”
Paul was a corporate lawyer in New York and London with Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a large New York City-based law firm, for over 22 years (including 15 years as a partner). Among other honors, Paul was recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2006 and 2007; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers in 2008 and 2009; and New York Super Lawyers in 2007 and 2008. He had a broad-based practice, encompassing:
Paul left Cravath in July 2009, initially helping the New Canaan Society (a faith-based, non-profit organization aimed at marketplace men) transition from a regional to a national organization and serving as its Acting President from July 2009. In recent years, Paul has given his time to:
Paul graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in 1983 and Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1986. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut and is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
This is a talk shared with the NCS Manhattan chapter of the New Canaan Society on June 27, 2019.