Paul-Johan Jean

Co-Founder & Member
Phone: +1.617.216.1298

Paul advises technology companies and their founders, executives and investors in connection with intellectual property strategy, privacy and information governance, IP-related transactions and exit readiness. He has a deep background in licensing and IP-focused M&A, and he has helped represent clients in such diverse fields as entertainment, mobile applications, information security, education and sports technologies, publishing, cloud computing, intelligent lighting, wireless telecommunications, brewing, wearable devices and online learning, among many others.

Paul served as GTC’s managing partner from its founding in 2002 until 2013.  Prior to forming GTC, he was a member of the Corporate and M&A practice groups at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he had previously practiced securities litigation.  He clerked for Justice Sherman D. Horton Jr. at the New Hampshire Supreme Court.  Paul is a member of the Board of Advisors of Massachusetts Appleseed. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. from American University.  He has data privacy and security training from the SANS Institute and holds certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Global Information Assurance Certification organization.