Paul M. Kominers

Associate

Tel. 617.621.6538

Paul is an associate in Anderson & Kreiger’s Public Law and Litigation groups.

  • Public law litigation: Paul represents government clients in a wide range of disputes. For example, he defended the Massachusetts Gaming Commission from multiple lawsuits challenging the Commission’s licensing process, helped Massport win a preliminary injunction against Turo’s operations at Logan Airport, and successfully defended an Open Meeting Law lawsuit against the town of Acton.
  • Public law counseling: Paul advises municipal and other government clients on matters involving governance, procurement, land use, constitutional law, and other subjects. He has helped clients respond to numerous Open Meeting Law complaints and public records requests.
  • Commercial litigation: Paul has worked on business and construction disputes large and small – from recovering consulting fees and promissory notes, to multi-million-dollar insurance coverage disputes.

Paul served as a law clerk to the Honorable James R. Milkey of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and to the Honorable Michael M. Baylson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Paul has held a number of volunteer leadership roles at MIT.  Currently, he serves on the Annual Giving Board.  He previously served a five-year term on the MIT Corporation from 2013 to 2018.

Honors

MIT Alumni Association Margaret L.A. MacVicar ’65, ScD ’67 Award, 2018

Fellow, Rappaport Fellows Program in Law and Public Policy, 2016

Karl Taylor Compton Prize, 2012

Affiliations

  • Appeals Court Law Clerk Society, Board Member, 2021-2023
  • MIT
    • MIT Alumni Association, Annual Giving Board, Member, 2021-2024
    • MIT Club of Boston, Assistant Vice President for Finance, 2021-present
    • Friends of the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, Founding Member, 2020-present
    • MIT Alumni Association, Corporation Nominating Committee, Member, 2017-2020
    • MIT Corporation, Member, 2013-2018

Clerkships

Hon. James R. Milkey, Massachusetts Appeals Court

Hon. Michael M. Baylson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D. 2018 cum laude

President and Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal on Legislation

MIT, S.B., 2012

  • Successfully defended the Massachusetts Gaming Commission against Mohegan Sun’s claim that Open Meeting Law violations invalidated the Commission’s award of a casino license to Wynn Resorts
  • Assisted Massport in winning a preliminary injunction, later upheld on appeal, against Turo’s operations at Logan Airport
  • Successfully defended the town of Acton against an Open Meeting Law lawsuit
  • Assisted client towns with responding to numerous Open Meeting Law complaints

Paul Kominers & Mina S. Makarious, The Relationship Between the Federal Government and Local Government, in Massachusetts Municipal Law (2d ed. Supp. 2022, forthcoming)

Moderator, MIT Alumni Leadership Conference 2020, "Pathways to Leadership", September 22, 2020.

Paul Kominers, Mina S. Makarious & Tasha Marshall, The Relationship Between the Federal Government and Local Government, in Massachusetts Municipal Law (James B. Lampke & Robert W. Ritchie, eds., 2d ed. Supp. 2020)

Mina Makarious & Paul Kominers, Spaulding v. Town of Natick School Committee: Allowing Free Speech while Accomplishing Municipal Work, 63 Boston Bar Journal (2019)

Paul Kominers & Nina Pickering-Cook, New State Law Allows Local Regulation of Short-Term Rentals, Anderson & Kreiger: Public Law Blog (January 17, 2019)

Panelist, MIT Alumni Leadership Conference 2018, "MIT10: Building Young Alumni Coalitions", September 22, 2018.

Art Kreiger & Paul Kominers, Supreme Court on Regulatory Takings: Look to Reasonable Expectations, Anderson & Kreiger: Public Law Blog (July 1, 2017)

Ben Green, Gabe Cunningham, Ariel Ekblaw, Paul Kominers, et al., Open Data Privacy (Berkman Klein Center Research Publication No. 2017-07)

Paul is a history enthusiast and an avid biker, and enjoys crosswords and other puzzles.  He lives with his wife in Somerville.