Paul D. Harshaw is a senior counsel in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass. Mr. Harshaw’s practice is dedicated to business litigation and corporate transactions. Mr. Harshaw has advised privately held and publicly traded companies on a broad range of business related issues including capitalization, formation, licensing and compliance, buyouts, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, deal formation and execution, director and officer liability, subsidiary formations, liability assessments, contracts, due diligence and corporate maintenance.
Prior to joining Manning & Kass, Mr. Harshaw worked at a prominent law firm focused on securities law and litigation. Mr. Harshaw has served as general counsel to a national corporation and served on the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors to a variety of corporations. His business litigation experience includes class action defense, software licensing and trademark infringement, unfair competition, insurance, and complex breach of contract claims in federal and state courts.
Mr. Harshaw graduated summa cum laude with a degree in finance from the University of Houston. During business school, he received a scholarship from the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) for his performance in winning a national commodities trading competition. During this time, he worked at the global institutional investors division of Merrill Lynch and subsequently worked in international tax accounting.
Mr. Harshaw earned his law degree with a concentration in business law from Whittier Law School. During law school, he completed an honors internship position in the civil division, business and tax law section of the Office of the Attorney General.
He is admitted to practice law before all California state courts, the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC.