Paul Washington is currently the Resident Fellow at Fordham Law School’s Corporate Law Center.
Paul received his B.A. from Yale College, magna cum laude, and held a variety of positions in local, state, and federal government. He then served as a Vice President and Corporate Secretary of The Dime Savings Bank of New York, while receiving his J.D. from Fordham Law School, magna cum laude.
After law school, Paul served as a law clerk for Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and for retired Associate Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. and Associate Justice David H. Souter of the United States Supreme Court. Paul then worked as an associate at the law firm of Sidley & Austin, before joining Time Warner Inc. in 1999 as litigation counsel.
Paul held a number of positions of in Time Warner’s legal and executive departments before serving from 2006 through 2018 as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Time Warner. In that role, he was responsible not only for corporate governance, but also for intellectual property, antitrust, regulatory, international and pro bono legal matters.
In addition to serving as a Resident Fellow, Paul is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, where he has taught a course on Corporate Governance for over a decade. Over the past 30 years, he has served on the boards of approximately two dozen cultural, civic, and professional non-profit organizations, including as Chairman of the Society for Corporate Governance, President of the New York Chapter of the Society, and as chair or a member of numerous commissions and task forces for organizations such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Conference Board. He also currently serves as a member of the ABA Corporate Laws Committee.