Paul Washington is the Executive Director of the Denver Office of Economic Development. Prior to that, Paul was the president of LJS Holdings LLC, a leading finance advisory firm that specializes in international mergers, acquisitions and investment banking. LJS Holdings represents a select group of clients, including companies in Kuwait, India and Germany. Paul is also an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he teaches a graduate course in Business Planning.
Paul began his professional career as an attorney at the law firm of Hogan Lovells, specializing in large merger and acquisition transactions. Paul holds a Series 7, 24 and 28 securities license and is a member of the California and Colorado Bar Associations. He was appointed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees in 2012 and to the board of directors of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority in 2013.
In 1991 Paul earned his B.S. in business (finance) from the University of California at Berkeley and in 1996 received his JD from that institution’s Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was president of the graduate student body. He also earned his L.L.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver in 2012. Paul currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Nadia.