Partner and Chairman, Mayer Brown LLP


Paul Theiss joined Mayer Brown in 1985 and has been part of the firm’s Management Committee and co-leader of their global Corporate and Securities practice. Paul has been recognized as a leading corporate lawyer by Chambers USA. Mayer Brown’s diversity efforts include a Women’s Leadership Committee, LGBT initiatives, and using a variety of methods to reach out to up-and-coming lawyers from high school to law school. The firm earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index in 2014. The firm was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2016. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2016: Erin Gladney; 2015: Charles E. Harris; 2014: Marcus A. Christian; 2012: Kaleb Sanchez

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2017: Tareah Ikharo; 2016: Cody GilliansQuinncy McNeal

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014) 

Member: Paul Theiss, Kenneth Geller

Diversity Professional: Jeremiah A. DeBerry

Communications: Jeremiah A. DeBerry