Paul W. Hallman
Paul W. Hallman co-founded MultiState Associates in 1984 and served as our President and Managing Partner from 1984 to 2015, and was a Senior Advisor and Senior Counsel until July of 2019. Paul was integral to building MultiState into a full-service government relations powerhouse; providing lobbying, compliance, strategic government relations and issue management solutions to our clients. Paul provided to us extraordinary wise counsel and the guiding principle to always challenge the status quo. Prior to forming MultiState, Paul spent 11 years as Vice President and General Counsel of the Can Manufacturers Institute, where he was deeply involved in the industry's 50-state government relations program. Previously, he was deputy director of compliance for the Food and Drug Administration's Bureau of Product Safety and later was assistant general counsel for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The son of a career foreign service officer, Paul holds degrees from the International School of Bangkok, the College of William & Mary, and Tulane University School of Law.