​Professor Paul Lee is of counsel to Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York and former chair of the firm's banking group. He has extensive experience in the banking industry as a corporate lawyer, both as a general counsel and in private practice, as well as experience in the public sector with leading bank supervisory agencies.

Lee is ranked by Chambers Global (2017) and Chambers USA (2017) as a Senior Statesman in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance). He also has been recognized by The Legal 500 USA (2017) as a Leading Lawyer in Financial Services: Regulatory, and as a member of The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. In addition, Lee also has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law by Best Lawyers New York City (2017) and as a Thought Leader for Banking by Who’s Who Legal 2017.

Lee has been a member of the adjunct faculty of law at Columbia Law School since 2002, and was a lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1983 to 1986. He speaks frequently on the banking industry and has written extensively on issues relating to banking and international finance.