Paul Rosenthal’s practice is focused on defending public and private companies in complex commercial litigation matters including consumer-oriented products liability and marketing-related claims, as well as advising on contract and employment-related matters. Paul has a depth of experience assisting clients with complex class actions and consolidated matters in state and federal courts, and as part of ADR processes.
In his second decade of practice, Paul is appreciated for his ability to streamline case management and for his proven approach to problem-solving. A trusted advisor and colleague, Paul knows the impact the law on business and understands the litigation process. He has defended claims valued into the hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of his career and has particular expertise developing and managing expert witnesses and helping them translate complex concepts into understandable form. Paul is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Prior to joining the firm, Paul worked as litigation counsel for Colgate-Palmolive Company, where he was responsible for strategic and daily management of a large docket of litigation matters involving a wide variety of commercial law disciplines. Working in-house at a large, international consumer goods company gives Paul a valuable perspective and a first-hand appreciation of what business professionals and in-house counsel face on a daily basis, including what drives their decision-making process.
Before working at Colgate-Palmolive, Paul was also an attorney at two of the largest commercial law firms in the world where he assumed first- and second-chair responsibilities for litigation matters from filing pleadings through jury verdicts.
Paul has also been involved in pro bono activity. He argued motions and drafted briefs in immigration and New Jersey family courts as lead attorney in the successful application for Special Immigrant Juvenile status. He also served as first-chair in the representation of an inmate before the New Jersey Appellate Division in an appeal of a motion for post-conviction relief. Paul previously served as a trustee at Temple B’nai Or in Morristown, NJ, and is a former coach in the Seton Hall Law School Moot Court program.