Paul W. Lee is of counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. Paul has over 35 years of experience advising boards of directors and representing large and small public and privately held companies in connection with business, securities and M&A transactional matters. Since winding down his client practice in 2013, he has concentrated on community and public interest work.
Paul has served on the American Bar Association Board of Governors and is a 2007 recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. He is a past member of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession and currently serves on the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification. He is a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts.
In August 2009 he was named a NAAAP 100 leader by the National Association of Asian American Professionals. Included in the inaugural class of six Asian American leaders were architect/designer Maya Lin, former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and playwright David Henry Hwang. He has also received the Good Guys Award from the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus. Paul is past Chairman of the Board of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, D.C., and in Boston, he is currently Board President for the Asian Community Development Corporation. He also serves on the boards of the Conservation Law Foundation and Common Impact. He is a past chair of the Massachusetts Asian American Commission, and is a 2013 Fellow in the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.
Paul is a graduate of Columbia University (B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and received his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.