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Paul C. Saunders

Retired Partner, Litigation

Paul C. Saunders retired from his position as Of Counsel in Cravath’s Litigation Department in December 2014. He retired from his former position of Partner of the Firm on August 27, 2010.

Mr. Saunders is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, was Chair of its National Moot Court Competition Committee and its Downstate New York Committee, Vice Chair of its Committee on Special Problems in the Administration of Justice and Chair of its Judiciary Committee. He is Chair of the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law. He is a member and former chair of the Board of Visitors of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he is also currently on the faculty and was appointed as Distinguished Visitor from Practice in 2003. Mr. Saunders is also former President of the International Rule of Law Project, Inc. He served as one of seven Observateurs of International Economic Regulations for the Fondation pour le Droit Continental and also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Commonweal Magazine.

Mr. Saunders has been ranked in numerous legal ranking publications, including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Benchmark Litigation. He was also named by The Best Lawyers in America as a leader in alternative dispute resolution/arbitration, “bet‑the‑company” litigation and commercial litigation.

Mr. Saunders was born in New York, New York. He received an A.B. egregia cum laude from Fordham College in 1963, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1966, where he was Notes Editor of the Law Journal, and an M.S. in Global Affairs with distinction from New York University in 2018. Mr. Saunders also attended the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, France. From 1967 to 1971, he was on active duty as a Captain in the U.S.  Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1971. Mr. Saunders joined Cravath in 1971.

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