Paul G. Williams’ practice focuses on complex civil litigation, particularly commercial litigation, patent litigation, unfair competition litigation and international litigation. He has handled effectively numerous complex commercial cases involving contractual disputes and business torts at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. Paul has successfully argued dispositive motions in cases involving breaches of contracts, fiduciary duties, conversion, fraud and other business torts, including in cases involving business divorces and the break-up of professional practices involving restrictive covenants.
Recently, Paul’s practice has concentrated on patent litigation and other intellectual property litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Paul also has experience in bankruptcy litigation cases regarding fraudulent transfers. Paul participated in multiple cases representing the Adelphia Recovery Trust in litigation arising from the fraudulent acts of the former majority owners of the Adelphia cable systems and those with whom they did business.
In addition, Paul previously served as General Counsel for Georgia Shakespeare Festival.
Paul also authored "Expert Evidence in the Eleventh Circuit," included in the 2013 Scientific Evidence Review.
- Successfully secured a jury trial verdict against a medical device manufacturer for infringing a patent on a stent for treatment of certain atherosclerotic lesions and for breaching its contractual obligations to pay royalties on its sales of the stent.
- Successfully represented pharmaceutical companies in all stages of Hatch-Waxman patent litigation, including fact and expert discovery, claim construction and motion practice.
- Successful defense of a director, officer and a related company in a multimillion dollar misappropriation of trade secret and fraudulent transfer litigation brought by a shareholder in the industrial manufacturing industry. Obtained summary judgment on all fourteen of plaintiff’s claims.
- Successfully represented major private equity funds in litigation against a portfolio company’s competitors in defense of commercial tort and conspiracy claims.
- Successfully represented U.S. and foreign telecommunications companies before federal district and circuit courts and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as foreign courts, in commercial litigation involving governmental assertion of the state secrets privilege.