JAMES E. COLEMAN, JR. “HER CHAMPION” AWARD RECIPIENT
Paul Genender is a partner in the Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice group and is the leader of Weil’s Litigation practice in Dallas. He is a seasoned trial lawyer with an established track record of courtroom experience representing plaintiffs, defendants, debtors and creditors.
Outside of his active practice, Mr. Genender is involved in several of the Firm’s initiatives focused on diversity, inclusion, and attorney advancement. Presently, he serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Taskforce on Women’s Engagement & Retention (TOWER), and sits on the Firm’s Diversity Committee.
Mr. Genender also is actively engaged as a leader in a number of professional, civic, and educational organizations including Board of Visitors of Duke University School of Law and on the Alumni Board of St. Mark’s School of Texas, for which he currently serves as President. In 2019, he also was elected to the Board of Trustees of St. Mark’s School of Texas. Since 2010, he has served on the Board of Trustees of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas and has chaired its legal committee since 2011 (providing pro bono counsel). In 2019, he received the President’s Award from Paul Quinn College, a historically black college in Dallas, Texas, for his “outstanding contribution and support” of the school’s mission.
Additionally, Paul has held a number of leadership positions within the Dallas Bar Association, including Vice-Chair and Co-Chair of the Bench Bar Committee and the Judiciary Committee. He is a 2007 graduate of the Leadership Dallas Class of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and served as one of three class advisors to the 2008 Leadership Dallas Class. He has also been actively involved with the Texas General Counsel Forum, where he has served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter since 2005, co‑chaired the Membership Committee from 2009-2010 and in 2015, and co-chaired the annual conference in 2010 and 2017. Mr. Genender also served on the Council of the State Bar of Texas’ Antitrust and Business Litigation Section from 2006-2010, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Texas Bar Foundation, and the Dallas Bar Foundation. In 2020, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association (DWLA) Foundation.
Paul received his J.D. in 1994 from Duke University School of Law, where he served as Notes Editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. He received his A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1991 from Duke University.