Schuster, Paul

Paul Schuster

Partner
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Paul Schuster has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, securities and owner/shareholder disputes, commercial and consumer finance, commercial health care, insurance coverage, appeals, arbitration and real estate. He has represented clients in a variety of complex commercial disputes in the health care, financial, transportation, real estate, insurance and other industries. These include lawsuits and arbitrations involving contractual disputes, statutory violations, industry regulations, business torts, class actions and many other legal issues.

Paul Schuster has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, securities and owner/shareholder disputes, commercial and consumer finance, commercial health care, insurance coverage, appeals, arbitration and real estate. He has represented clients in a variety of complex commercial disputes in the health care, financial, transportation, real estate, insurance and other industries. These include lawsuits and arbitrations involving contractual disputes, statutory violations, industry regulations, business torts, class actions and many other legal issues.

Paul has resolved many disputes prior to trial and arbitration and tried multiple matters through trial and arbitration.

Health Care

  • Defended national distributor in lawsuit brought by competitor asserting per se antitrust violations
  • Represented hospitals in antitrust suits where physicians were alleging anticompetitive conduct and various antitrust allegations
  • Represented Plaintiff in antitrust claims against major competitor in medical device industry

Technology, Media & Communications

  • Represented international telecommunications equipment provider suit against former customers in dispute involving various cellular markets
  • Defended and resolved a nationwide class action arbitration challenging payment software
  • Represented licensee in pursuing indemnification from software and hardware provider related to underlying patent infringement suit
  • Represented financial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provider in suit by customer related to cancelled implementation
  • Represented software company in matters related to trade secrets and source code for municipal operations functions
  • Represented acquiring party in billboard disputes

Finance/Securities/Owner & Shareholder

  • Represented clients against claimed violations of tender offer, proxy solicitation and short swing profit rules
  • Represented management, special committee members and buyer clients in tender offers and mergers challenged by shareholders
  • Represented management and investors in corporate governance disputes involving fiduciary duty issues

Real Estate

  • Represented property owner in disputes with general contractor, subcontractor and architects relating to construction defects

Commercial Disputes

  • Defended nonprofit entity in lawsuit claiming violations of RICO and similar claims
  • Defended national and international freight forwarder in challenge to payment software used on nationwide basis

Insurance

  • Represented insurers in environmental and other coverage litigation with insureds
  • Represented reinsurer in dispute with Managing General Agent
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D.,

    with high honors

    , The University of Texas School of Law, 1992

    Texas Law Review - Articles Editor
    Chancellor at Large
    Order of the Coif

  • B.A.,

    summa cum laude

    , University of Pennsylvania, 1989

    Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2019-2020)
Community Leadership
    • Member, Northwest Bible Church
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
    • Associate, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
    • Law Clerk, Honorable Joseph T. Sneed, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco, Calif.