Paul Oliver Eisler
D.C. and Maryland Attorney
Paul Oliver Eisler is an attorney who advises stakeholders in economic infrastructure on legal and public policy matters. His services are often requested by trade associations in Washington, D.C. that represent industries in the communications, high tech, energy, and financial sectors.
He frequently works alongside leaders of Fortune 500 companies and distinguished public officials in order to facilitate accurate and contextual understandings of relevant laws. He has also advised policy institutes and other branches of civil society.
As a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars, Paul helps local business owners meet their legal needs effectively; plans the estates of people with complex investments; and helps both corporate and individual clients resolve disputes out of court with the goal of conserving resources.
Below, you will find additional information about his legal career and qualifications:
INDUSTRY & GOVERNMENT
As a lawyer for trade associations in Washington, D.C., Paul advises on matters of law and policy many of the leading providers of American communications infrastructure, from high-speed Internet and phones to cable television and newly invented technologies. He has also advised numerous software developers, device manufacturers, and large enterprises that employ some of the most advanced computing capabilities on the market.
Notably, he developed industry cost models for the Connect America Fund, which extends high-speed Internet to millions of Americans who would otherwise lack access to quality service. Policymakers have recognized improving access to the Internet as a key step toward a more just society.
His opinions have informed the public records of the Federal Communications Commission and shaped industry responses to other government agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and state-level agencies such as the New York Public Service Commission.
His research on communications and IT law issues have helped clients understand legislative reforms supported by both the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans for Tax Reform.
Paul often works on legal projects that involve cross-sector coordination. He has conducted analysis of the governance and operations of public-private partnerships in the communications, information technology, energy, and financial sectors.
As an independent practitioner, Paul naturally understands entrepreneurs who are following their dreams and passions. He has represented startup companies and established enterprises in both Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Each business client receives the information necessary to choose advantageous legal frameworks that make sense for them.
Moreover, Paul has helped business owners, D.C. and Maryland professionals, federal government employees, and other people plan their estates. The total value of estates he has planned exceeds $30 million. Some of the estates have included virtual currency, the transfer of which requires unique legal and technical knowledge.
On countless occasions, Paul has given free advice to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and other people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Moreover, he has helped pro se litigants understand the law and negotiate fair settlement agreements.
His pro bono work also includes helping local athletes create sports programs for charity. He corresponded with the IRS and the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation on behalf of the athletes for the purpose of securing tax-exempt status.
At the start of his career, he was one of the youngest attorneys in the Washington, D.C. & Maryland area
CREDENTIALS & ASSOCIATIONS
Paul was a legal research fellow of his alma mater, American University Washington College of Law, where he began studying law at the early age of twenty and was the youngest J.D. graduate of the 2012 class. His fellowship focused on economic policy and commerce. He is an alumnus of the American University Law Review, a top-50 U.S. law journal, and he was an editor of the Arbitration Brief, as well as a faculty senate representative.
Paul has consistently remained a member in good standing with the District of Columbia and Maryland bars. He has voluntarily joined numerous professional organizations for attorneys, including the American Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association, the Federal Communications Bar Association, and the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.
Paul is a magna cum laude graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he was Chief Justice of the Student Court and earned a Bachelor of Humanities in just three years with a major in English. He was also a graduate of the honors program and wrote his thesis on themes of law and justice in classic American literature.