Paul is a law graduate from University College Dublin and qualified as a solicitor in 1990.  He is a partner in Irish firm A&L Goodbody where he specialises in corporate law and governance, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance.  Paul advises domestic and international businesses and corporations. Paul Is a former chair of A&L Goodbody.

Paul was originally a volunteer with Depaul in 2007 and subsequently joined the Board of Trustees. In addition to being a Trustee, Paul is Chair of the Nominations Committee and also serves on or supports other Board Committees.