Paul D. Weller

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Experience

Paul Weller is a trial attorney with deep roots in the healthcare industry. As a partner in Robins Kaplan’s Health Care Litigation Group, he represents managed care organizations in complex litigation stemming from claims of fraud, improper billing, breach of contract, and other related actions.

Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, Paul held senior litigation positions at various national managed care organizations, including head of litigation, head of provider litigation, as well as special counsel to a corporate ethics committee. In those roles, he oversaw the strategic planning for hundreds of litigation matters, ranging from complex class actions to out-of-network disputes to government matters to provider fraud. He also was responsible for directing major internal investigations. He now uses the unique insights gained in the industry to provide his clients with practical, results-focused legal advice on matters of significance.

Before being recruited to go in-house, Paul served as a partner at a major global law firm. His practice focused on a wide range of commercial litigation. While there, he tried jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations.

He is a certified trial instructor by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and a certified compliance professional by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. He has frequently been invited to speak at leading industry conferences, including the American Conference Institute, American Health Law Institute, Defense Research Institute, and the American Arbitration Association.

Represented managed care company in affirmative lawsuit against group of ambulatory surgical centers for fraud. Case resulted in $37.4M jury verdict. Served as lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented managed care company in affirmative lawsuit against pharmaceutical company over defective drugs, resulting in successful settlement. Served as lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented managed care company in multiple affirmative lawsuits over fraudulent lab testing. Cases resulted in successful settlements. Served as lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented managed care company in lawsuit brought by out-of-network chiropractor provider. Case settled by payment to managed care company. Served as lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented managed care company in lawsuit brought by large hospital physician practice group suing on “continuing offer” claim. Claim rejected by jury. Served as co-lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented managed care company in class action relating to out-of-network payments. Case settled successfully on an individual basis. Served as lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented managed care company in class action lawsuits relating to overpayment recovery process. Cases resulted in denial of class certification. Served as lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented managed care company in class action lawsuit relating to workers’ compensation payments. Class certification denied. Served as lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented managed care company in lawsuit by out-of-network surgical assistant provider. Case resulted in settlement for less than original offer. Served as lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented managed care company in antitrust lawsuit brought by out-of-network providers. Case successfully resolved without payment by managed care company. Served as lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented managed care company in class action by out-of-network providers. Class certification denied. Served as lead internal counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented consumer protection organization in defamation case by publishing company. Claim rejected by jury. Served as trial counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented equipment purchaser in breach of contract action. Verdict in favor of plaintiff. Served as trial counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented real estate company in tortious interference action over failed development project. Jury rejected opposing party’s claim. Served as trial counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented contractor in trial against subcontractor.  Court entered judgment in client’s favor. Served as trial counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented consumer products company in trademark infringement lawsuit. Court denied preliminary injunction motion. Served as trial counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented individual in criminal action alleging government contract fraud. Jury acquitted client. Served as trial counsel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

  • Named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers
  • Support Center of Child Advocates, Past Child Policy Committee Member
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent, Past Board Member
  • Villanova Law School Minority Board, Past President
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Education
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.; Villanova Law Review, Recent Developments Editor
  • Villanova University, Bachelor of Arts
Professional Associations
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Certifications
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Certified Trial Instructor
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Certified Compliance Professional
  • Paul has been asked to speak at numerous industry conferences, including those hosted by the American Conference Institute, American Health Law Institute, Defense Research Institute, and American Arbitration Association.

  • “A Practioner’s Guide to Class Actions,” Chapter – Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Provisions, American Bar Association (2d ed., 2017).

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