Paul B. Sweeney


Practice Areas: Litigation Attorneys

Paul B. Sweeney is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP and represents clients in a broad range of commercial litigation matters before state, federal and appellate courts.

For close to two decades, individuals, privately owned companies and large publicly traded entities have relied upon Mr. Sweeney’s counsel in a variety of matters. He is well-versed in the following areas of law: contracts, securities, accountant’s liability, legal malpractice, trade secrets, intellectual property, antitrust and class actions. Mr. Sweeney has handled numerous cases involving issues of corporate governance in which he represented corporate officers and directors, as well as members of limited liability companies. He has also represented clients in employment matters concerning the enforcement of restrictive covenants and discrimination claims.

Prior to joining Certilman Balin, Mr. Sweeney was a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Hogan & Hartson in New York City. He began his career as a law clerk to The Honorable Thomas C. Platt of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.

Active in a number of pro bono matters concerning international human rights, he served on the board of trustees of the Fordham University School of Law Joseph P. Crowley Program in International Human Rights. He is the co-author of “Alternatives to Impeachment: What May Congress Do?” 45 The Record 13 (1999).

He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law in 1992 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in 1987. In addition, Mr. Sweeney achieved the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell. From 2013 through 2018, Mr. Sweeney was named consecutively to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list.

Mr. Sweeney is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Connecticut, as well as in the New York Court of Appeals; the United States Court of Appeals, Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; and the United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of Arizona. He is also a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.