Paul Bass

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 214 855 8035
United States
T:+1 214 855 8035

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As an attorney in private practice and as Assistant General Counsel for a large publicly traded chemical/metals/mining corporation, Paul has assumed substantial responsibilities in all areas of litigation, mass toxic tort, class action litigation, real estate, mediations, arbitrations, contracts management, insurance recovery, labor/employment union negotiations (including grievance and arbitration) and collections. 

Professional experience

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JD, The University of Tulsa, College of Law, 1992
BA, Economics, Southern Methodist University, 1985

Paul is admitted to practice in the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas.

  • Texas State Bar
  • Lead counsel for over 1,000 toxic tort matters in Texas.
  • Collected over $60 million in insurance recovery (defense costs) from major insurers for a large publicly traded company without the need for litigation.  
  • Assisted in defending the largest manufacturer of lead paint in the United States in lead paint related public nuisance and product liability lawsuits nationwide.
  • Negotiated collective bargaining agreements with steel unions in Illinois and Ohio for a major steel, wire and re-bar company.
  • As an Assistant General Counsel, Paul assisted in the representation of  the 3rd largest Titanium Dioxide (Ti02) manufacturer in the country in a price fixing class action matter. 
  • AV Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Giving Your Deposition," CLE Presentation to Dallas/Fort Worth Legal Assistants, Dallas, TX, July 15, 2010
  • "Effective Settlement Strategies," Mealys Asbestos Litigation 101, Washington, DC, February 14, 2004
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Texas General Counsel Forum
  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas