Paul B. Sweeney, Partner in our Litigation Practice Group, represents clients in a broad range of commercial litigation matters before state, federal and appellate courts. Individuals, privately owned companies and large publicly traded entities have relied upon Mr. Sweeney’s counsel in a variety of matters.
His experience in complex commercial litigation includes: business divorce of limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations, contracts, securities, accountant’s liability, legal malpractice, real estate, civil RICO, trade secrets, intellectual property, antitrust and class actions. He has represented corporate officers and directors, as well as limited liability companies, in matters of corporate governance.
He has also represented clients in employment matters concerning the enforcement of restrictive covenants and discrimination claims.
Prior to joining Certilman Balin, Mr. Sweeney was a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group at a New York City law firm. He began his career as a law clerk to The Honorable Thomas C. Platt of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.
He has served as a member of the Board of Managers of the YMCA at Glen Cove since 2015.
Mr. Sweeney earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont.
A member of the Nassau County Bar Association, he is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Connecticut, as well as in the New York Court of Appeals; the United States Court of Appeals, Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; and the United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of Arizona.
Mr. Sweeney was named consecutively to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list from 2013 until 2020. He has also achieved the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992
University of Vermont, B.A., 1987
New York Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
District of Arizona
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
New York Metro Super Lawyers List, 2013-2020
Highest Rating by Martindale Hubbell
Fordham University School of Law Joseph P. Crowley Program in International Human Rights, Board of Trustees
Member, Board of Managers of the YMCA at Glen Cove since 2015
Publications Co-author of “Alternatives to Impeachment: What May Congress Do?” 45 The Record 13 (1999).