University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, B.A. Philosophy and Political Science, 1995
Bruce Paul is a business counselor and litigator with experience in the areas of intellectual property, trade secrets and employment, governance and shareholder issues, risk management, and product liability. The most exciting part of his job is immersing himself in clients’ businesses, learning what they do and what issues impact them the most, and finding legal solutions to business problems (and vice versa)—both known and unknown. This is especially true in the areas of intellectual property and technology, where the laws written frequently do not align with the reality of our times. The laws can’t keep up with technology, so Bruce sees it as his job to understand where the law is and where it is going and anticipate best business and legal practices to avoid exposure and ensure success.
Bruce always approach legal issues from the perspective of the person or company he is helping. Not only does he represent his clients to the best of his ability, he also considers himself a personal fan of them and their businesses. Bruce has a vested interest in his clients' success and prosperity. He understands that, from his clients' perspectives, a legal win isn’t always a business win. Likewise, he understands that the quick business solution to legal disputes may cause unintended and harmful legal consequences in the future. Regardless of the issue, he first aims to understand his clients' businesses and goals, taking into consideration a wide variety of factors that frequently have nothing to do with the law. Bruce works to counsel clients through options and solutions - legal and otherwise - that best achieve those goals. If there arises a need to fight to win, he is ready, willing, and able. But because fighting to win isn't always the best option, Bruce is equally prepared to resolve complicated matters in a creative and advantageous manner.
Bruce is serves on the board of directors of Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana, a cancer support organization. This organization is very important to him because his mother had cancer and Gilda’s Club was the best support system he and his family could have ever found for her—and it is free of charge. Bruce's wife and family are also actively involved in the Norton Children’s Foundation here in Louisville, which provides excellent medical care to children from the Louisville region while providing needed support for family members. Bruce has previously served on the board of directors of One Southern Indiana, Southern Indiana’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization. He is also a member of Leadership Louisville and Leadership Southern Indiana.
- Indiana Bar Association, 2005
- Kentucky Bar Association, 2006
- Louisville Bar Association, 2006
- Virginia Bar Association, 2019
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