Kayvon Paul RLAW '23 will be joining the Philadelphia office of Hogan Lovells as a 2022 summer associate in the Corporate & Finance practice group. The firm is the 10th largest worldwide by revenue and is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA for Privacy and Data Security.
While at Rutgers Law School, Kayvon completed a judicial externship with U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp, served as a teaching assistant for the Minority Student Program, a research assistant for Professor of Law, Ellen P. Goodman, Co-Director of the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law (RIIPL), and is a Managing Technology Editor for the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal.
Goodman taught Paul and Hogan Lovells associate Jason Russell RLAW '18 Property Law and also taught Russell First Amendment Law. Russell saw Paul receive a Barristers' Association of Philadelphia scholarship award earlier this year and reached out to Professor Goodman to learn more about him. After forging a connection, he then encouraged Kayvon to apply for the summer associate position.
Also encouraging Paul was Rutgers Law alumna, Hogan Lovells partner Jessica Bisignano RLAW '10. Paul said, “After meeting with Jason Russell, I knew Hogan Lovells could be a good fit for me. After meeting with the partners, I became sold on the firm.” He elaborated, “Not only does the firm emphasize pro bono and diversity initiatives, but they also provide a rare opportunity to work with clients that have a tremendous benefit to society. Many of their clients are doing ground-breaking work and providing life-changing services and products to millions of people.”
Goodman said, “Kayvon has done extraordinary service as a collaborator on writing for the RIIPL blog and other publications. He’s a first-rate student and a creative thinker about technology, law, and social justice.”
Paul has an interest in securities law, general corporate counseling, cybersecurity, and data and privacy law. “The unique thing about Rutgers is that it is strategically located, providing students access to the Philly, Wilmington, and New York City legal markets,” he said. “However, my favorite thing about Rutgers is that the professors and alumni go above and beyond for students and are genuinely invested in their success.”
Paul is the first in his family to graduate college. He graduated from Long Branch High School in New Jersey and attended Monmouth University as an Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) student, where he studied political science and international relations. While there, he worked on several political campaigns and juggled multiple retail jobs throughout his undergraduate experience. Following graduation, Paul worked in Trenton for several years at MBI-Gluckshaw, one of New Jersey’s premier lobbying firms, where he helped clients (including those in the healthcare industry) navigate complex legislative and regulatory processes.
In 2019 and 2020, Paul was recognized by Insider NJ as a Top 100 millennial in New Jersey. He is also a member of the Social Justice Scholars and recently completed the honors summer program at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an intern with the Cyber Unit of the Enforcement Division. His note, “Playing the Game: Hedge Funds, Brokerage Firms, and Social Media Influencers in the Context of Rule 10b-5 Market Manipulation,” is currently pending publication in the Ohio State Business Law Journal.