We are thrilled to welcome Texas Associate Deputy Attorney General Paul Singer to the firm's growing State Attorneys General practice group. On the heels of former top Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials Jessica L. Rich and Laura Riposo VanDruff joining the firm, Paul's addition further strengthens Kelley Drye's ability to help clients prepare for the future of consumer protection law, and to advise clients facing State Attorneys General investigations, as well as investigations brought by the FTC, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and local and county District Attorneys' offices.
Paul has more than 20 years' experience at the Texas Attorney General's office having spent the majority of his time in the Consumer Protection Division, including as Division Chief. Most recently, he served as part of the agency's Executive Leadership team as the Associate Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, where he oversaw all plaintiff-oriented civil litigation for the Attorney General, including Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, Antitrust, Civil Medicaid Fraud, and Bankruptcy and Collections. A significant portion of his practice has been leading major multistate investigations, many involving Fortune 500 companies, where he repeatedly led 50 states plus the District of Columbia to settlement, many in the multi-million dollar range.
In recognition of his contributions to the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and the nation's Attorneys General through exemplary expertise and achievement, Paul received the Career Staff of the Year Award from NAAG in 2020. In 2018, he received the Faculty of the Year Award from the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) for his significant contributions to developing and presenting high quality legal training programs for his counterparts across the country. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and his B.A. with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Also joining Kelley Drye from the Texas Attorney General's office is senior associate Beth Bolen Chun. Ms. Chun comes from the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, where she investigated and prosecuted violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other state and federal consumer protection laws.
Kelley Drye has a national reputation as counsel for corporate defendants in federal and state investigations and litigation. The firm offers a unique combination of substantive subject matter expertise and relationships at every level, from staff attorney to State Attorneys General and FTC Commissioners.