Paul F. Ware is of counsel in Goodwin’s Litigation Department and served as its Chairman from 1996-2010. Mr. Ware has been a member of the firm's Executive and Management Committees. As a senior trial lawyer, his practice has included substantial criminal, civil and intellectual property litigation. He has also served as Independent Counsel to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for investigation of corruption in state government; as Trial Counsel for prosecution of a CIA defendant in the Iran‑Contra Investigation; as Special Counsel to the Massachusetts Attorney General for investigation and prosecution of defendants as a result of the “Big Dig” tunnel collapse; and other public assignments.
Mr. Ware is a member of the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the Litigation Counsel of America.
Mr. Ware is a former law clerk to a Judge of the United States District Court in Boston, Massachusetts. He previously served as Assistant United States Attorney (Department of Justice) in Boston as a Federal Prosecutor. He has been a member of the U.S. Magistrate Merit Selection Panel for the First Circuit.
Mr. Ware is recognized in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Litigation: Trial Lawyers and Intellectual Property: Patent) and US News - Best Lawyers (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, IP and Patent Litigation, Patent Law and Trademark Law).