Paul Hastings Bolsters Complex Commercial Litigation Practice with Leading Litigator in Texas

September 18, 2023

HOUSTON – Paul Hastings LLP announced today that leading complex commercial litigator Paul R. Genender has joined the firm as a partner, as well as chair of its Texas commercial litigation practice, and co-chair of the Houston office. He joins from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he was head of that firm’s Texas litigation practice.  

The move advances the firm’s efforts to elevate and grow its premier litigation practice in Texas and nationally by adding another top-tier litigator capable of handling clients’ most challenging and complex disputes.

“Paul’s addition is a critical component of our strategic focus on Texas,” said firm Chair Frank Lopez. “He is an elite, highly versatile litigator and accomplished trial lawyer who immediately enhances our capabilities for premier clients across Texas and nationally. He reflects the continuing growth of our complex litigation and arbitration practice.”

Recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the top commercial litigators in Texas, Genender represents clients in a wide range of business disputes, including breach of contract, antitrust, business fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, securities fraud, misappropriation, trade secret theft, and intellectual property disputes, among others.  He also provides counsel on antitrust compliance, board governance, and dispute resolution. Genender represents companies across a range of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, chemicals, real estate, energy, and telecommunications. 

“Paul Hastings is a nimble firm focused on strategic growth,” said Genender.  “I am excited to work with an outstanding team to enhance the firm’s litigation offering and broaden the power of the Paul Hastings brand to serve clients in Houston, across Texas, and globally.” 

A 2021 Law360 Trials MVP, Genender has been recognized by numerous national and business publications, including Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, D Magazine and Texas Super Lawyers

Genender is the latest in a growing roster of talented litigators joining Paul Hastings. Other prominent additions this year include white collar and investigations partner Adam Fee (Los Angeles/Century City); complex litigator Susan Leader (Century City); IP litigator Rudy Kim (Palo Alto); Investigations and SEC enforcement partner Brad Bondi (Washington, D.C.); IP litigator Doug Sawyer (Chicago);  international arbitration partner Garreth Wong (London); securities and commercial litigator Jennifer Conn (New York); and commercial litigator Josh Berman (New York).

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