James Paulino represents individuals and corporations in complex insurance coverage, intellectual property, cyber risk, labor and employment, and professional malpractice matters, as well as domestic and international contract disputes. His experience includes numerous mediation and settlement negotiations, including the negotiation of a multimillion-dollar settlement, and both the prosecution and defense of personal injury and medical malpractice actions. Jimmy has defended numerous medical providers, including a major university hospital, against malpractice actions regarding a wide range of treatments and services — handling motion practice, discovery, medical records review, depositions, and trial preparation.He is also a member of the firm’s data breach litigation team and a frequent contributor to its Data Privacy and Security blog.
In addition, Jimmy has represented educational institutions in a variety of education law matters, including those involving First Amendment religious freedom, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and discrimination claims, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), disciplinary policies, high school athletics, student handbooks, employee handbooks, special education evaluations/students suspected of having disabilities, personal injury, and sexual harassment for high schools and universities.
He was the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, given by the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association to recognize a young lawyer for outstanding service to both the community and the legal profession.
Jimmy’s background includes serving as a law clerk with the Monroe County Attorney’s Office, Children’s Services Unit.
At the University of Notre Dame Law School, Jimmy was a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and Barristers Trial Team, and he received the Edward F. Barrett Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy. At the University of Rochester, Jimmy received the Joseph P. O’Hern Scholarship for Travel and Study in Europe and served as an intern for the United States House of Representatives.