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Paul Niehaus

Paul is an experienced commercial and securities litigator who regularly represents high-profile individuals, small businesses, non-profits, and large corporations in a wide variety of civil litigations and regulatory matters. He also advises his clients on a variety of corporate matters.


During Paul’s twenty years of practice, his clients have included education entrepreneur Chris Whittle, boxing promoter Don King, and executives and partners at Gemstar-TV Guide, Goldman Sachs, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP, as well as an array of large and small securities firms, artists and companies involved in the arts, and other local and national institutions. Paul also served as special litigation counsel to the Creditors’ Committee of the Estate of Dreier LLP, and recently represented defendants in the first federal suit brought by the New York Department of Financial Services under the Dodd-Frank Act.


Prior to founding Kirsch & Niehaus, Paul was the founding member of Niehaus LLP, and previously worked at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, and Arkin Kaplan Rice LLP.  He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, majoring in public and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as the Associate Editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum, and was awarded the Karl Llewellyn Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy.


Paul lives in Manhattan with his wife, a fellow University of Chicago Law School graduate, and their two children – all of whom are passionate theatergoers.



University of Chicago Law School, J.D. 1997

Associate Editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum, published “Cyberlibel:  Workable Liability Standards,” 1996 U. Chi. L. F. 617,

Karl Llewellyn Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy.

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, A.B. 1994


Professional Associations


Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


Bar Admissions

State of New York as well as the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.