Paul specializes in information privacy, computer crime law, intellectual property, and criminal procedure. He serves as a faculty director for the Center on Privacy and Technology and Institute for Technology Law & Policy. With an undergraduate degree in computer science and professional experience as a network systems administrator, Paul tries to build new interdisciplinary bridges between law and computer science. Before moving to Georgetown, he was a Professor at the University of Colorado Law School and a Faculty Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center. Paul served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section and a Senior Policy Advisor to the Federal Trade Commission.