Paul Lewis Shechtman

Visiting Lecturer in Law

(fall term)


Paul Lewis Shechtman is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and a partner at Bracewell LLP in New York City. He teaches Criminal Adjudication at Columbia University Law School and acts as the Chief of the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. 

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Paul Shechtman

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Patricia Page

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1978
M.A., Oxford University, 1973
B.A., Swarthmore College, 1971  

Courses Taught


  • Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

Paul Lewis Shechtman is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and a partner at Bracewell LLP in New York City. He teaches Criminal Adjudication at Columbia University Law School and acts as the Chief of the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. With more than 30 years of experience, Shechtman represents clients in federal and state criminal and regulatory matters. His work spans antitrust law, health care fraud, insider trading, political corruption, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Prior to private practice, Shechtman served as the director of criminal justice under former New York Governor George Pataki.