Vice Provost, University of the Pacific
Professor of Law and
Director, Ethics Across the Professions Initiative
B.A., LL.B., University of Toronto
M.Phil, International Relations, University of Cambridge
JSM, JSD, Stanford University
Representative Journal Articles
Symposium, Cooperation, Co-Option or Coercion? The FATF Lawyer Guidance and Regulation of the Legal Profession, 2009 J. Prof. Law. 165.
Symposium, Multidisciplinary Practice Redux: Globalization, Core Values, and Reviving the MDP Debate in America, 78 Fordham L. Rev. 2193 (2010). (PDF)
Lawyers in Organizational Settings, in Lawyers’ Ethics and Professional Regulation (Alice Woolley et al. eds., LexisNexis Canada 2008).
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Future of Self-Regulation—Canada Between the United States and the English/Australian Experience, 2008 J. Prof. Law. 87.(PDF)
"In the Public Interest: Threats to Sefl-Regulation of the Legal Profession in Ontario, 1 998-2006 (2008) (J.S.D. Dissertation, Stanford University) (on file with Stanford University Library & U.S. Library of Congress).
Energy and the Law, in Energy and the Law: Proceedings of the 14th Queen’s Annual Business Law Symposium (Paul Paton ed., Queen’s Univ. 2008).
Paul D. Paton, “Corporate Counsel as Corporate Conscience: Ethics and Integrity in the Post-Enron Era, “(2006) 84 Can. Bar Rev. 533 [Special Edition on Ethics] (PDF)
Paul D. Paton, “Rethinking the Role of the Auditor: Resolving the Audit/Tax Services Debate,” (2006) 32 Queen’s L.J. 135 (PDF)
Paul D. Paton, “Accountants, Privilege and the Problem of Working Papers,” (2005) 38(2) Dalhousie L.J. 353 (PDF)
Paul D. Paton, “Legal Services and the GATS: Norms as Barriers to Trade,” 9 New England J. Intl. & Comp. L. 361 (2003) (PDF)
Deborah L. Rhode and Paul D. Paton, “Lawyers, Ethics and Enron,” 8 Stanford J. L. Bus. Fin 9 (2002)
Representative Chapters in Books and Edited Collections
“Lawyers in Organizational Settings,” in Woolley, Cotter and Law, eds. Lawyers’ Ethics and Professional Regulation (2008) pp. 427-468
“The Corporation as a Legal Person: Consequences, Historical and Constitutional Aspects, and the Process of Incorporation,” and “Partnerships” in Yalden, Sarra, Paton et al., Business Organizations: Principles, Policies and Practice (2007) (174 pp. & 76 pp.
“The Independence of the Bar and the Public Interest Imperative: Lawyers as Gatekeepers, Whistleblowers or Instruments of State Enforcement,” in Sossin, ed., The Independence of the Bar (2007) pp. 175-207
"Who’s your client?" by Paul Paton (PDF)
"Problems of privilege, Business advice vs. protected legal advice" by Paul Paton (PDF)
The recent financial crisis has attracted comment about the need for both domestic and international solutions. This CNBC panel considers Michael Farr’s specific adoption of Professor Paul Paton’s call for greater accountability and transparency as a key component of any regulatory fix.
Courses: Professional Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Business Associations