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Paul G. Gaston

Paul Gaston has over 30 years experience practicing law in Washington DC.   He is recognized for his special expertise on the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and claims against state sponsors of terrorism.  He also represents clients with a variety of complex commercial and international issues.

He has argued cases in most of the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as before the International Trade Commission, the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce, and the United States Court of International Trade.

His clients have included individuals and both large and small companies, ranging from a major Canadian forest products company and a New York Stock Exchange-listed software development company to a number of other domestic, Swiss, and Taiwanese corporations.


Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, J.D.

Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, B.A., magna cum laude

Trinity College, Cambridge University, England, Honours B.A.


U.S. District Court, District of Columbia and U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1985

U.S. Court of Appeals 1st and 9th Circuits, 1988

U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd and Federal Circuits, 1989

U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1987

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1992

U.S. Supreme Court, 1997



“What Is a ‘Domestic Industry’ for Purposes of Application of the United States Trade Laws,” Chapter 13 of International Trade Policy: The Lawyer’s Perspective, 1985;

“Contract Claims Arising from FIRREA’S Goodwill Provisions,” 7 Banking and Financial Services, No. 22, 1991.


“Contract Rights Are Property, Too,” Legal Times, March 1992;

“New Laws Don’t Cancel Old Deals,” National Law Journal,” July 1992;

“Zealous Rulemaking Imperils S&L Industry,” American Banker, June 1992