Richard Paul '70

Richard Paul '70Attorney • Paul,Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton
San Diego, Ca


Richard A. Paul is a founding partner of Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, a thirty lawyer San Diego-based law firm specializing in representing institutions of higher education and employment matters.  A graduate of Valparaiso University and Stanford Law School, Rich became a senior partner in a large Southern California law firm, and chair of the firm’s employment practice group.  Since 1988, Rich has been lead counsel in hundreds of cases for research institutions and institutions of higher education, including the University of California and the California State University system.  Since 1996 he has been Adjunct Professor of Employment Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, and a regular lecturer at UCSD, NACUA, and on various local and national programs.  Rich has been listed in each edition of Best Lawyers in America since 1987; is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; and has published extensively on employment and higher education issues.