Paul Moore is an antitrust litigator, investigator, and merger attorney. He represents corporate and individual clients in civil and criminal antitrust investigations and litigation.
Paul began his career at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division where he was involved in the investigation of the GE/Honeywell transaction and was on the United States v. Franklin Electric litigation team. He also investigated corporate conduct and over one hundred proposed merger transactions.
Paul most recently was a senior Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office where he advised management about antitrust policy and Supreme Court amicus briefs, investigated proposed transactions in a wide range of industries, and litigated on behalf of the People and State of California.
For example, Paul was the lead attorney in State of California v. Valero Energy Partners, et al., the government’s successful federal court challenge of Valero’s proposed merger with Plains All American Pipeline. This was the first vertical merger challenge in the United States in over 40 years and his team won an Attorney General Team Excellence Award.
He was also recently a lead counsel for California’s market manipulation litigation challenge in State of California v. Vitol, Inc. et al.—a lawsuit challenging gasoline trader’s conduct in the bulk sale of gasoline. Paul participated in many investigations, enforcement actions, and multi-state matters involving internet communications, waste, two sided-platforms, high-tech, labor laws, and oil and gas. Paul also litigated State of California v. eBay, Inc., State of California v. Samsung SDI, Co., Ltd.; Federal Trade Commission et al, v DraftKings et al.; and State of California v. Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd. Paul also regularly served as California’s liaison to other states’ attorneys general, state agencies, as well as federal enforcement agencies during litigations and investigations.
Paul serves on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Bar Association (BASF). From 2019 to 2021 he was on the BASF Judiciary Committee; from 2013-2017 the Vice-Chair of the BASF Antitrust Section; and 2005 to 2007 was on the Board of Directors of the BASF Barrister’s Club.