Paul Danner has more than 16 years’ experience counseling clients on complex business, commercial, and construction matters.  Paul assists clients in identifying and correcting potential issues in order to avoid legal disputes.  He is a trusted legal advisor.  When called upon, Paul is also an accomplished litigator.  He routinely handles general commercial and contractual disputes involving claims of breach of contract, bad faith, fraud and misrepresentation, as well as demands for indemnification. He also handles complex construction matters involving contractual disputes, claimed defects, and catastrophic personal injuries. Paul acts as counsel for one of the world’s largest drug manufacturers and serves as dedicated New Jersey counsel on behalf of a major chemical manufacturer. He also provides ongoing counsel to insurance clients on first-party and third-party coverage matters, including life, health and disability disputes.  Paul brings a practical and reasoned approach to legal disputes, with a focus on bringing about efficient and successful resolution for his clients.       

Paul has extensive experience handling arbitrations and court cases throughout the United States.  A former law clerk to the Hon. Kenneth R. Stein, Superior Court of New Jersey, Paul is currently a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District V-A Ethics Committee.  Paul has authored numerous legal articles and often speaks to clients and colleagues on pertinent legal topics.    

Professional Affiliations
  • New Jersey Supreme Court’s District V-A Ethics Committee: Member (2014-present)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
  • New York 
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey 
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Education
  • Rutgers School of Law, Newark, J.D., 1999
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1996
Publications/Presentations 
  • Speaker, “New Jersey Civil Trial Practice,” New Jersey Bridging-the-Gap, New York City Bar Association, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Co-Presenter, “Ethical Issues for Insurance Counsel,” Client CLE, February 6, 2014
  • Speaker, Coverage for Losses Arising Out of Construction Projects: Additional Insured and Other Insurance Clauses,” West LegalEdcenter Webinar, December 2, 2014
  • Co-Author, “Pliva Extended to State Claims of Design Defects in Generic Drugs,” New York Law Journal, August 16, 2013
  • Co-Author, “The CDC Opens Pandora’s Box: Federal Policy Change Could Unleash Lead Paint Poisoning Litigation,” DRI For the Defense, November 2012
  • Co-Author, “Supreme Court Holds Federal Law Pre-Empts State Failure to Warn Claims,” New York Law Journal, August 30, 2011
  • Author, “Confusion Persists Over Application of the ‘Noseworthy’ Doctrine,” New York Law Journal, May 6, 2011
  • Speaker, “Nanotechnology and its Impact on Insurance Industry,” Client CLE, 2008
  • Speaker, “Lead Paint Lunch & Learn,” Client CLE, September 14, 2005
  • Author, “Excess Insurer’s Right to Challenge Exhaustion of Underlying Policies for Asbestos Claims is Limited,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Asbestos, June 15, 2005