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. 

Mayer Brown was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2020: Oral Pottinger; 2019: Lei Shen; 2016: Erin Gladney; 2015: Charles E. Harris; 2014: Marcus A. Christian; 2012: Kaleb Sanchez

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2020: Amber ThomsonJoy Tsai; 2018: Anita Lam; 2017: Tareah Ikharo; 2016: Cody GilliansQuinncy McNeal

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2019: Amber Jones; 2018: Olivia Volpe; 2017: Halli Spraggins

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014) 

Member: Paul Theiss, Kenneth Geller

Diversity Professional: Jeremiah A. DeBerry

Communications: Jeremiah A. DeBerry