Paul Geller

Paul’s 29 years of litigation experience is broad, and he has handled cases in each of the Firm’s practice areas. Notably, before devoting his practice to the representation of consumers and investors, he defended companies in high-stakes class action and multi-district litigation, providing him with an invaluable perspective. Paul has tried bench and jury trials on both the plaintiffs’ and defendants’ sides and has argued before numerous
state, federal, and appellate courts throughout the country.

Paul was recently selected to serve in a leadership position on behalf of governmental entities and other plaintiffs in the sprawling litigation concerning the nationwide  prescription opioid epidemic. In reporting on the selection of the lawyers to lead the case, The National Law Journal reported that “[t]he team reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ in mass torts.” Paul was also a critical member of the team that negotiated over $26 billion
in settlements against certain opioid distributors and manufacturers.

Prior to the opioid litigation, Paul was a member of the leadership team representing consumers in the massive Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” emissions case. The San Francisco legal newspaper The Recorder labeled the group that was appointed in that case, which settled for more than $17 billion, a “class action dream team.”

Paul is currently serving as a Lead Counsel in In re EpiPen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Mktg., Sales Pracs. & Antitrust Litig., a nationwide class action that alleges that pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. and others engaged in anti-competitive and unfair business conduct in its sale and marketing of the EpiPen auto-injector device. The case was recently settled for $609 million. Some of Paul’s other recent noteworthy successes include the largest privacy class action settlement in history – a $650 million recovery in a
cutting-edge class action in In re Facebook Biometric Info. Privacy Litig., concerning Facebook’s use of biometric identifiers through its “tag” feature. In addition to the monetary recovery, Facebook recently disabled the tag feature altogether, deleting user facial profiles and discontinuing the use of facial recognition software.

Paul serves on the Advisory Board of Emory University School of Law and the separate Board of The Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims at Emory. He is a member of the Trial Law Institute and the Diversity Law Institute of the Litigation Counsel of America. Paul is also a member of the Supreme Court Historical Society. Additionally,
he is a member of the Board of Advisors for The Center on Civil Justice at New York University School of Law. In these roles and others, Paul frequently lectures on class action and MDL issues at judicial seminars, bar conferences, and academic programs. Paul is also a member of the faculty of the Mass Torts MDL Certificate Program at the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke University School of Law.

Paul has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating available), twice named one of the nation’s top “40 Under 40” by The National Law Journal, and named one of “Florida’s Top Lawyers” by Law & Politics and South Florida Business Journal. He has also been named a Legend, a Leading Lawyer in America, a Leading Plaintiff Financial
Lawyer, and a 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer by Lawdragon; a Leading Lawyer by Chambers USA; a Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer by The National Law Journal; one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine; and one of “Florida’s Most Effective Lawyers” by American Law Media’s Daily Business Review. Additionally, Best Lawyers® named Paul a Best Lawyer in America and a Florida Best Lawyer in the area of
“Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs,” and he was additionally chosen as Lawyer of the Year in that same category. Super Lawyers Magazine has also named Paul a Florida Super Lawyer for 16 consecutive years.

Paul earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the University Honors Program. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law, with Highest Distinction, where he was an editor of the Emory Law Journal, a member of the Order of the Coif Legal Honor
Society, and awarded multiple American Jurisprudence Book Awards for earning the highest grade in class.

Professional Affiliations
● Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) Proven Trial Lawyers
● Faculty, Mass Torts MDL Certificate Program, Bolch Judicial
Institute of Duke Law School
● Member, Board of Advisors for The Center on Civil Justice, New
York University School of Law
● Member, Advisory Board, Emory University School of Law
● Member, Advisory Board of The Institute for Complex Litigation
and Mass Claims, Emory University School of Law
● Member, Supreme Court Historical Society
● Member, Trial Law Institute
● Member, Diversity Law Institute
Featured Seminars & Speaking Engagements
● Georgetown Law Opioid Litigation Summit: Maximizing the Impact
of Settlements to Address the Opioid Epidemic, State of the Settlements,
Bellwethers, and Settlement Design Innovations, Co-Panelist, Washington,
DC; September 24-25, 2021
● The Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute, Mass-Tort MDL Certificate
Program, Durham, North Carolina; March 13-15, 2019
● HarrisMartin’s Opioid Litigation Conference: The Case Against the
Wholesalers: Wholesalers’ Roles in the Allegations Against All Defendants,
Surfside, Florida; March 8, 2019
● ValueEdge Advisors’ 2018 Public Funds Forum: The War on Opioids,
Laguna Beach, California; September 6, 2018
● ValueEdge Advisors’ 2017 Public Funds Forum: The Opioid Epidemic,
San Diego, California; September 6, 2017
● ValueEdge Advisors’ 2017 Public Funds Forum: Keynote Address, Q&A
Presentation with President Bill Clinton; San Diego, California;
September 5, 2017
● Emory Law Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims,
Complex Settlements Conference co-sponsored by the Federal
Judicial Center and the JPML: Fairness Determinations: Pitfalls and
Challenges in Class Settlement, Atlanta, Georgia; December 14, 2016
● The Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies, Class Action Settlement
Conference: Compensation of Objectors, San Diego, California; October
6-7, 2016
● ValueEdge Advisors’ 2016 Public Funds Forum: The Volkswagen
Emissions Scandal: A Look Under the Hood of Dieselgate, Deer Valley, Utah;
September 2, 2016
● LSI’s Automobile Class Actions with Global Ramifications:
Volkswagen Emissions Scandal: So What Kind of Case is This Anyway?, New
Orleans, Louisiana; December 2, 2015
● ValueEdge Advisors’ 2015 Public Funds Forum: Playing to Win:
Lessons on Teamwork and Leadership, Presentation with Shaquille
O’Neal; Laguna Beach, California; September 9, 2015
● Institute for Law & Economic Policy’s 19th Annual Symposium:
Multi-Jurisdiction Litigation – State, Federal & Foreign, Co-Panelist with
Judges Shira Scheindlin and Leo Strine, Jr.; Naples, Florida; April
12, 2013

Featured Articles & Case News
● Carlos Harrison, Where Pit Bulls Fear to Tread: Anywhere Near Attorney
Paul Geller, Florida Super Lawyers Mag. (June 2009), http://www.
● David Wilkening, Paul Geller: Ultimate Fighter, Boca Life Mag., Jan.
2007, at 50-51
● Jim McCormick & Maryann Karinch, Business Lessons from the Edge:
Learn How Extreme Athletes Use Intelligent Risk Taking to Succeed in Business
189-192 (McGraw-Hill 1st ed. 2009)
● HSBC Faces $2.46 Billion Judgment in Securities Fraud Case, The New
York Times (Oct. 17, 2013), http://www.nytimes.
● Ed Silverman, Pfizer to Pay $400M to Settle Shareholder Suit Over Off-Label
Marketing, The Wall Street Journal (Jan. 27, 2015), http://blogs.wsj.
● Institutional Shareholder Services Top 50 Report, May 2015
(ranking Robbins Geller #1 in both the total amount and number of
class action recoveries for 2014)
● C.N.V. Krishnan, et al., Who are the Top Law Firms? Assessing the Value
of Plaintiffs’ Law Firms in Merger Litigation, Am. L. & Econ. Rev. (Fall
2015) (objectively ranking Robbins Geller as the top law firm out of
336 firms that settled M&A cases in Delaware between 2003 and

Honors & Awards
Individual Awards:
● Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
● Leading Lawyer in America, Lawdragon, 2006-2007, 2009-2023
● Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers®, 2017-2023
● Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law
Practice, American Antitrust Institute, 2022
● South Trailblazer, The American Lawyer, 2022
● Class Action MVP, Law360, 2022
● Named a Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007-2022
● Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer, Lawdragon, 2019-2022
● Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2021-2022
● 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer, Lawdragon, 2022
● Florida Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers®, 2017-2021
● Named one of “Florida’s Most Effective Lawyers” in the Privacy
category by American Law Media, 2020
● Legend, Lawdragon, 2020
● Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500, 2016, 2019
● Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer, The National Law Journal, 2018
● Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers®, 2018
● Attorney of the Month, Attorney At Law, 2017
● Featured in “Lawyer Limelight” series, Lawdragon, 2017
● Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer, South Florida’s Legal Leaders,
Miami Herald, 2015
● Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2013
● Featured as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” in Florida Trend magazine,
2003, 2006
● Named one of “Florida’s Most Effective Lawyers” in the Class Action
category by American Law Media, 2006
● Featured as one of Florida’s top lawyers in South Florida Business
Journal, 2006
● Selected as one of the nation’s top “40 Under 40” by The National Law
Journal, 2002, 2005

Firm Awards:
● Practice Group of the Year – Securities, Law360, 2015-2017,
2019-2020, 2022
● Top Plaintiff Firm, Benchmark Litigation, 2010-2020, 2022-2023
● Tier 1 Securities Firm, Benchmark Litigation, 2022-2023
● Tier 1 Firm, “Best Law Firms,” U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2013-2023
● Elite Trial Lawyers, The National Law Journal, 2014-2016, 2018,
● Top-Tier Plaintiffs’ Firm, The Legal 500, 2010-2020, 2022
● Band 1 Law Firm, Chambers USA, 2010-2022
● Top Law Firm in Antitrust, Antitrust Annual Report, 2020
● Practice Group of the Year – Privacy/Cybersecurity, Law360, 2020
● San Diego Firm of the Year, Benchmark Litigation, 2019-2020
● Most Feared in Litigation, BTI Consulting, 2014-2015, 2019-2020
● Practice Group of the Year – Competition, Law360, 2019
● Practice Group of the Year – Consumer, Law360, 2019
● Selected as the Securities winner, Elite Trial Lawyers, The National
Law Journal, 2016
● Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firm, Law360, 2013-2015
● Plaintiffs’ Hot List, The National Law Journal, 2004-2009, 2011,


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