Paul graduated from New Paltz in 1991 with a B.A. in International Relations, and received a law degree in 1995 from Columbia Law School. He is a partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, where he practices trademark, copyright and false advertising law for a variety of large and small clients, including major companies such as Hershey and Pfizer as well as smaller companies and various individual pro bono clients.
Paul grew up in the Finger Lakes region in Central New York and has lived in the New York City and Hudson Valley regions since his New Paltz days. Until recently he lived in Westchester County, where for a number of years he served on the board of the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY.
Paul's daughter is a student at New Paltz, where she hopes to obtain a B.F.A. in Ceramics, and her mother also graduated from New Paltz, making her a double-legacy New Paltz student.