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Paul S. Grewal

Paul S. Grewal

Facebook, Inc.
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Menlo Park, CA, USA


Paul S. Grewal is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for worldwide litigation at Facebook, Inc.  From 2010-2016, he served as a Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California, where he presided over and settled criminal and civil cases in a wide range of subject areas, including patent, employment, civil rights, commercial contract, trademark, and federal misdemeanor cases. He also served as a member of the court's Technology Practice and Patent Local Rules Committees.

Paul received his Bachelor of Science from MIT, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi, and his law degree from the University of Chicago. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam H. Bell of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. After working on complex commercial litigation at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Paul then joined Day Casebeer Batchelder & Madrid (which later merged with Howrey LLP) where his practice was focused on intellectual property litigation, with a focus on patent trials and appeals. He tried patent cases in various federal district courts across the country and argued appeals before several federal appellate courts, including the Federal Circuit. His clients ranged from large technology and biotechnology firms to small medical device and financial firms to individual inventors. He was registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office, and his practice included re-examinations before the PTO.

Paul is a former President of South Asian Bar Association of North America.

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