Paul Hanly, Jr.

Simmons Hanly Conroy - New York
112 Madison Ave Fl 7
New York, NY 10016
(212) 784-6400

As a named shareholder of Simmons Hanly Conroy, Mr. Hanly is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator who has litigated, managed and tried numerous complex jury cases throughout the United States in virtually all areas of civil litigation for more than 30 years. He is renowned for his exhaustive trial preparation, imaginative trial strategies, nearly photographic memory of the contents of documents and tightly controlled and disarmingly-effective cross-examinations.

For the first 20 years of his career, Mr. Hanly was lead national trial, coordinating and settlement counsel to the world's largest asbestos company in its asbestos products liability cases; in that capacity he oversaw more than 100 local law firms and handled hundreds of thousands of cases.

In the last two decades, Mr. Hanly has represented plaintiffs exclusively in a variety of mass tort and other complex civil cases and played a leading role in the settlement of thousands of pharmaceutical cases, resulting in recoveries for the firm's clients in excess of $1 Billion. Mr. Hanly has also represented plaintiffs in financial class actions and mass sex abuse cases. Recently, Mr. Hanly was named as Co-Lead counsel in the national opioid litigation that is pending in Cleveland, Ohio involving claims on behalf of municipalities from across the nation against the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid pain medicines; this federal multidistrict litigation is regarded as the largest and most complex litigation in U.S. history.

Practice Areas:
Commercial Litigation
Consumer Protection
Personal Injury
Pharmaceutical Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions:
New York, 1980
Texas, 2001
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1981
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2004
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1985
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2003

New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2007 ? 2019
Law Clerk to Hon. Lawrence A. Whipple, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey, 1979-1980
Best Lawyers: "Best Lawyers in America," 2019-2020, in the area of Plaintiffs' Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York State Bar Association
Federal Bar Council
Federal Bar Foundation (Member, Board of Directors, 1997-2004)
New York County Lawyers Association (Member, Committee on Federal Courts, 1996 to date)
CLE Instructor on Trial Advocacy, 1999, 2002-13
American Association for Justice

Cornell University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974)
Cambridge University (M.A., with honors, 1976)
Georgetown University (J.D., 1979)