Paul D. Harshaw

Senior Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Paul D. Harshaw is Senior Counsel and member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Employment Law practice groups. Paul represents clients in a broad range of business litigation matters including class action defense, copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising, and complex breach of contract claims in federal and state courts. In addition to litigating business disputes, Paul has advised privately-held and publicly-traded companies on a broad range of business-related issues including capitalization, formation, licensing and compliance, buyouts, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, director and officer liability, contracts, due diligence and corporate maintenance. Having served as General Counsel to a national corporation and having been on the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors to a variety of corporations he has an insider’s approach to representing business clients. In addition, Paul represents clients in a wide range of employment matters including wrongful termination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation/whistleblower and wage and hour claims. 


    • California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 
    • U.S. District Court, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims 


    • California Lawyers Association – Business Law Section 

    Community Involvement

    Prior to becoming a lawyer Paul served in the United States Navy and has provided a variety of pro-bono services to military veterans.

  • Practice Areas
  • Education


    BBA, Finance and Marketing, Summa Cum Laude, University of Houston (2003) 

    • Dean’s List

    JD, Business Law Concentration, Whittier Law School (2008)

    • Moot Court Honors Board


    Office of the Attorney General – Civil Division – Business and Tax Law Section