Paul Nyffeler


Paul joined AquaLaw in 2017 after nine years in the litigation practice of Hunton & Williams. In addition to his environmental and general litigation experience, Paul brings a deep scientific background in chemistry, which benefits AquaLaw clients in a wide variety of environmental planning, permitting, compliance, and enforcement matters concerning water quality, water supply, wastewater discharge, and resource recovery and reuse.

Paul also has considerable experience with intellectual property matters. In addition to patent prosecution and enforcement, he has assisted organizations in maintaining compliance with software licenses, including internal investigations, counseling, and negotiating with software companies.

Paul co-authored “The Expert of My Enemy Is My Expert: Conflicts of Interests Amongst Expert Witnesses” in Litigation News published by the Virginia State Bar. He is also published as the primary author of multiple papers in the field of organic chemistry.

Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Paul served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert E. Payne in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and was named Special Advisor to the Court on Patent Matters by the Honorable Henry E. Hudson in the same district.


J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, 2008, Magna Cum Laude
Law Review: University of Richmond Law Review
McNeill Law Honor Society

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, 2004

B.A., Carleton College, cum laude, 1999

Professional Affiliations

Federal Bar Association


District of Columbia
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims
U.S. District Court for Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for District of Utah
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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