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Paul A. Saso

Paul A. Saso

Director, Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Mr. Saso has extensive experience in complex commercial litigations, focusing his practice on disputes involving post-employment restrictive covenants, securities fraud, breach of contract, business torts, and limited liability company and partnership disputes. He has substantial experience handling emergency applications for interim and injunctive relief, particularly cases involving restrictive covenants and the misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information. Mr. Saso is also a member of the Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force.

Areas of Focus

Complex Commercial and Securities Litigation

Mr. Saso’s litigation experience has included representing companies and individuals in the financial services, banking, telecommunications, construction, oil and natural gas, and insurance industries, among others. He has appeared before state and federal courts across the country and represented clients in FINRA proceedings. Mr. Saso has represented public and private corporations, banks, other organizations, and individuals in matters involving, for example, claims relating to a hedge fund partnership dispute and breach of contract; alleged state and federal securities law violations; and disputes involving telecommunications services. Mr. Saso has also represented clients in cases involving alleged violations of state and federal securities laws, fraud on the market, and other negligence, including several cases involving the collapse of Enron.

Employment Related Litigation and Counseling

Mr. Saso has represented several financial services and banking institutions in disputes involving the enforcement of post-employment covenants and contractual obligations, including notice obligations, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and the theft of confidential business information. He has also counseled employee clients concerning their employment contracts, terminations of their current employment, and transitions to new employers.

E-Discovery Task Force

Mr. Saso is a member of the E-Discovery Task Force and provides counseling and litigation related advice concerning a full range of electronic discovery matters.

Credentials

Education

New York University School of Law (J.D.)

  • Moot Court Board – Research & Writing Editor

Drew University (B.A., summa cum laude)

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Admissions

State of New York

State of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Civic/Charitable Activities

Represented amici curiae in submitting appellate briefs before the highest state courts in New York and New Jersey and in three intermediate appellate courts in New York in favor of marriage equality for same-sex couples. Litigated issues involving violations of the couples’ due process and equal protection rights under the respective state constitutions and the proper remedy for those violations.

Legal Employment

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Jones Day