PAUL F. DOYLE
Partner
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PAUL F. DOYLE Partner

Paul Doyle focuses his practice on international and domestic commercial litigation, including fraud, contract, banking, antitrust, securities, health care, class action and product liability matters.  He has resolved disputes valued into the hundreds of millions of dollars, and has extensive experience litigating and favorably settling domestic litigation, as well as litigation involving European, Asian and South American companies.

Paul has always thoroughly enjoyed the litigation/dispute resolution practice, and his commitment to it remains unwavering.  He has handled virtually every kind of commercial case, both large and small, and has been significantly involved in several of the most important litigations in the last fifty years.  On any matter he handles, Paul brings to bear both vast experience and a genuine desire to achieve the result the client wants.

Notably, Paul served as a member of the Kelley Drye team responsible for all aspects of Union Carbide’s defense of the Bhopal gas disaster litigation in the United States and India.  This included consolidating 147 multibillion-dollar class action suits brought in the United States on behalf of more than 500,000 claimants; having all those suits dismissed to India on forum non conveniens grounds; and ultimately settling the civil litigation in India.  Paul directed all of the factual defensive work in the case and led the team that investigated and established the actual cause of the disaster in the course of approximately 40 trips to India.

Paul worked as a law clerk in the Superior Court of Massachusetts from 1973–1974.  He was in the U.S. Army from 1968–1970, and served as a sergeant with the Fourth Infantry Division in Vietnam.

Professional Activities

Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, First Department, Departmental Disciplinary Committee, member and panel chair, 2003–2008

New York County Lawyers Association American Inn of Court, master, 1996–present

National Institute of Trial Advocacy, instructor, 1995–present

Community Activities

College of the Holy Cross, president’s council

Croton-on-Hudson, New York comprehensive planning committee, 2000–present

Croton-on-Hudson, New York planning board, 1991–1995

Served as lead counsel in litigation brought in 27 states against a California-based pharmaceutical company arising out of Medicaid and Medicare pricing issues.

Represented two European multinationals in separate arbitrations brought against the Republic of Argentina before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C.

Tried a contract action against a foreign telecommunications company arising out of an Arctic fiber-optic cable project.

Tried a trademark action brought by a Cuban government joint venture against a leading rum and spirits company.

Tried a contract action on behalf of a German shipbuilding company brought against the Romanian government.

Tried a complex letter of credit action brought in New York by a Swiss-owned U.S. company against an Indian bank.

Tried an action brought in Newark, NJ by a foreign fertilizer company arising out of an alleged fraud in connection with a contract for the purchase of $38 million of urea by a Turkish company.

Led a team of 17 lawyers that, prior to the Bell System’s breakup, prosecuted an antitrust case against AT&T, Western Electric and the Bell operating companies on behalf of a Connecticut-based conglomerate.

Prosecuted, on behalf of a U.S. automobile manufacturer, litigation brought in six domestic and four foreign jurisdictions arising out of the client’s sale of a division to an air conditioning manufacturer.

Defended a major NFL franchise in a First Amendment trial in federal court in Newark and in the Third Circuit.

Defended a large bank in an action arising out of a currency trading fraud.

Defended a Mexican government bank in a series of U.S. class action suits arising out of the devaluation of the peso.

Helped defend the constitutionality of the lis pendens statute of New Jersey in the Third Circuit after it was struck down by a U.S. District Court in Trenton, NJ.

Defended a medical school through trial and an appeal to the New York State Court of Appeals in an education rights case.

Prosecuted an action involving breach of a supply contract for Canadian oil on force majeure grounds.

Prosecuted a breach of contract claim brought in Delaware by a German company against a U.S. chemical company.

Defended a German automobile manufacturer in litigation in Texas arising out of an airplane crash in Bangalore, India.

Defended a forfeiture action brought by the U.S. government in Virginia against an Indian bank.

Defended nine federal securities actions against a New York–based biotechnology company.

Oversaw the defense of product liability actions in Wyoming and Texas against an Austrian-based multinational.

Defended a claim against a large bank asserting that an alleged untimely mailing of proxy statements resulted in a $23 million tax loss.

Prosecuted an action for tortious interference by an industrial gas company against a competitor arising out of a project in Shanghai.

Defended a U.S. chemical company in a breach of contract suit brought by its Japanese joint venture partner.

Prosecuted a breach of contract action brought by a Brazilian manufacturer against an American company arising out of the sale of the Brazilian manufacturer’s subsidiary.

Defended a $15 million fraud action brought by the State of Louisiana against an Austrian-owned Bahamian insurance company arising out of employee fraud in Louisiana and the Bahamas.

Prosecuted a fraud action brought by a foreign bank involving the substitution of sand for polyethylene in a letter of credit transaction.

Prosecuted a fraud action brought by an Indian bank involving an $18 million overstatement of inventory in connection with a $5 million loan.

Defended a German automobile manufacturer in class actions in California, New York and New Jersey.

Prosecuted contract actions in New York and Vienna on behalf of a New York hedge fund management company against an Austrian securities firm.

Prosecuted a fraud action in Chicago, IL brought by a Brazilian distributor against a U.S. manufacturer of agricultural equipment.

Handled a variety of grand jury investigations involving domestic and foreign companies.

Listed in New York Super Lawyers, 2010-2017.

About

Paul Doyle focuses his practice on international and domestic commercial litigation, including fraud, contract, banking, antitrust, securities, health care, class action and product liability matters.  He has resolved disputes valued into the hundreds of millions of dollars, and has extensive experience litigating and favorably settling domestic litigation, as well as litigation involving European, Asian and South American companies.

Paul has always thoroughly enjoyed the litigation/dispute resolution practice, and his commitment to it remains unwavering.  He has handled virtually every kind of commercial case, both large and small, and has been significantly involved in several of the most important litigations in the last fifty years.  On any matter he handles, Paul brings to bear both vast experience and a genuine desire to achieve the result the client wants.

Notably, Paul served as a member of the Kelley Drye team responsible for all aspects of Union Carbide’s defense of the Bhopal gas disaster litigation in the United States and India.  This included consolidating 147 multibillion-dollar class action suits brought in the United States on behalf of more than 500,000 claimants; having all those suits dismissed to India on forum non conveniens grounds; and ultimately settling the civil litigation in India.  Paul directed all of the factual defensive work in the case and led the team that investigated and established the actual cause of the disaster in the course of approximately 40 trips to India.

Paul worked as a law clerk in the Superior Court of Massachusetts from 1973–1974.  He was in the U.S. Army from 1968–1970, and served as a sergeant with the Fourth Infantry Division in Vietnam.

Professional Activities

Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, First Department, Departmental Disciplinary Committee, member and panel chair, 2003–2008

New York County Lawyers Association American Inn of Court, master, 1996–present

National Institute of Trial Advocacy, instructor, 1995–present

Community Activities

College of the Holy Cross, president’s council

Croton-on-Hudson, New York comprehensive planning committee, 2000–present

Croton-on-Hudson, New York planning board, 1991–1995

Experience

Served as lead counsel in litigation brought in 27 states against a California-based pharmaceutical company arising out of Medicaid and Medicare pricing issues.

Represented two European multinationals in separate arbitrations brought against the Republic of Argentina before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C.

Tried a contract action against a foreign telecommunications company arising out of an Arctic fiber-optic cable project.

Tried a trademark action brought by a Cuban government joint venture against a leading rum and spirits company.

Tried a contract action on behalf of a German shipbuilding company brought against the Romanian government.

Tried a complex letter of credit action brought in New York by a Swiss-owned U.S. company against an Indian bank.

Tried an action brought in Newark, NJ by a foreign fertilizer company arising out of an alleged fraud in connection with a contract for the purchase of $38 million of urea by a Turkish company.

Led a team of 17 lawyers that, prior to the Bell System’s breakup, prosecuted an antitrust case against AT&T, Western Electric and the Bell operating companies on behalf of a Connecticut-based conglomerate.

Prosecuted, on behalf of a U.S. automobile manufacturer, litigation brought in six domestic and four foreign jurisdictions arising out of the client’s sale of a division to an air conditioning manufacturer.

Defended a major NFL franchise in a First Amendment trial in federal court in Newark and in the Third Circuit.

Defended a large bank in an action arising out of a currency trading fraud.

Defended a Mexican government bank in a series of U.S. class action suits arising out of the devaluation of the peso.

Helped defend the constitutionality of the lis pendens statute of New Jersey in the Third Circuit after it was struck down by a U.S. District Court in Trenton, NJ.

Defended a medical school through trial and an appeal to the New York State Court of Appeals in an education rights case.

Prosecuted an action involving breach of a supply contract for Canadian oil on force majeure grounds.

Prosecuted a breach of contract claim brought in Delaware by a German company against a U.S. chemical company.

Defended a German automobile manufacturer in litigation in Texas arising out of an airplane crash in Bangalore, India.

Defended a forfeiture action brought by the U.S. government in Virginia against an Indian bank.

Defended nine federal securities actions against a New York–based biotechnology company.

Oversaw the defense of product liability actions in Wyoming and Texas against an Austrian-based multinational.

Defended a claim against a large bank asserting that an alleged untimely mailing of proxy statements resulted in a $23 million tax loss.

Prosecuted an action for tortious interference by an industrial gas company against a competitor arising out of a project in Shanghai.

Defended a U.S. chemical company in a breach of contract suit brought by its Japanese joint venture partner.

Prosecuted a breach of contract action brought by a Brazilian manufacturer against an American company arising out of the sale of the Brazilian manufacturer’s subsidiary.

Defended a $15 million fraud action brought by the State of Louisiana against an Austrian-owned Bahamian insurance company arising out of employee fraud in Louisiana and the Bahamas.

Prosecuted a fraud action brought by a foreign bank involving the substitution of sand for polyethylene in a letter of credit transaction.

Prosecuted a fraud action brought by an Indian bank involving an $18 million overstatement of inventory in connection with a $5 million loan.

Defended a German automobile manufacturer in class actions in California, New York and New Jersey.

Prosecuted contract actions in New York and Vienna on behalf of a New York hedge fund management company against an Austrian securities firm.

Prosecuted a fraud action in Chicago, IL brought by a Brazilian distributor against a U.S. manufacturer of agricultural equipment.

Handled a variety of grand jury investigations involving domestic and foreign companies.

Honors

Listed in New York Super Lawyers, 2010-2017.