Paul Danner has more than 17 years’ experience counseling clients on complex business, commercial, and construction matters, as well as handling arbitrations and court cases throughout the United States. Paul assists clients in investigating, identifying, and correcting potential issues in order to avoid legal disputes. An effective and accomplished litigator, Paul also handles general commercial and contractual disputes involving claims of breach of contract, bad faith, misappropriation, fraud, and misrepresentation, as well as demands for indemnification. Paul routinely handles complex construction matters involving contractual disputes and claimed defects, including professional design, pile and underpinning installation, and water infiltration.

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 cost-efficient and strategically oriented resolutions for his clients.    

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. He has authored numerous legal articles and often speaks to clients and colleagues on pertinent legal topics, ranging from civil practice and legal ethics to developing issues in construction, lead exposure, nanotechnology, and more.

Honors
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2018
  • No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Professional Affiliations
  • New Jersey Supreme Court’s District V-A Ethics Committee, 2014 to present
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 
  • Co-Presenter, "Construction – What’s Trending in 2018, A Tool Box for Successfully Developing and Safely Completing Construction Projects in the New Year," GS Construction Law Webinar Series, January 18, 2018
  • Speaker, “New Jersey Civil Trial Practice,” New Jersey Bridging-the-Gap, New York City Bar Association, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018
  • 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