Paul N. Watkins

Paul N. Watkins

Chief Counsel, Civil Litigation, Arizona Attorney General's Office

Paul Watkins is Chief Counsel for the Civil Litigation Division in the Arizona Office of the Attorney General. In this role, Mr. Watkins manages the state’s litigation in state and federal court, including subject matter such as consumer fraud, antitrust, civil rights, bankruptcy, and environmental law. Mr. Watkins is also in charge of the office’s FinTech initiatives, including the FinTech Regulatory Sandbox.  Previously, Mr. Watkins practiced at Covington & Burling LLP in San Francisco and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Palo Alto, California. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College and Harvard Law School, and a former clerk for Judge Dennis W. Shedd on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Regulatory Federalism

Regulatory Federalism

Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Teleforum

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