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Paul Joseph Maher

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Paul Joseph Maher
Born (1959-05-10) 10 May 1959 (age 62)
London, United Kingdom
🏳️ Nationality
🏳️ CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
🎓 Alma materBristol University
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  1986–present
👔 EmployerGreenberg Traurig
TitleGlobal vice chairman and Chairman London, Greenberg Traurig
Senior partner emeritus, Mayer Brown

Paul Maher (born 1959) is a British lawyer. He is currently the global vice chairman of Greenberg Traurig, as well as the chairman of the firm's London office.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Maher was born in North West London in 1959. He studied law at Bristol University.[2]

Legal career[edit]

Maher was the senior partner of Rowe and Maw, a British law firm, and in 2002, led its merger negotiations with Mayer Brown and Platt, which resulted in the creation of Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw (subsequently rebranded Mayer Brown). The new firm had revenues of 1 billion pounds.[3][4][5] Maher became the co-chairman of the global firm. His last role at Mayer Brown was as a member of their three-person office of chairman. He left Mayer Brown in 2009 to found Greenberg Traurig Maher. [6][7][8][9]

Maher practices as a corporate mergers and acquistions lawyer, and has won several awards for his work, including 'Partner of the Year' at The Lawyer Awards in 2007.[2][10]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Life during law: Paul Maher - Legal Business". 17 May 2018.(subscription required)
  3. Spence, Alex (2008). "Paul Maher: "We want to be one of the elite"". The Times. Retrieved 4 June 2018.(subscription required)
  4. "Rowe & Maw poised to vote on Mayer Brown merger – The Lawyer - Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs". 28 January 2002.(subscription required)
  5. "US/UK merger creates global power in shape of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw - News - Law Society Gazette".(subscription required)
  6. "Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw Creates Office of the Chairman".
  7. Mystal, Elie. "Musical Chairs: Paul Maher Officially Leaves Mayer Brown".
  8. "Commentary: Who will worship in St Paul's new cathedral?". LegalWeek.com.(subscription required)
  9. Spence, Alex (7 October 2009). "American law firm Greenberg Traurig plans to put City's traditional business model on trial". The Times. Retrieved 20 June 2018.(subscription required)
  10. "Paul Maher - Professionals - Greenberg Traurig LLP". www.gtlaw.com.

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