Paul Gayle-Smith firmly believes that, in a global economy, work-place diversity is the solution not the problem. PMG also believes that prevention of discrimination is always a better business plan than any attempted cure or litigation defense after discrimination has occurred. With this in mind, PMG provides litigation and consulting services that are completely consistent with the aforementioned two guiding principles. Workplace discrimination, for example, can be minimized and sometimes eliminated by the design and consistent implementation of legally sound and effective workplace non-discrimination policies and practices)

Paul has extensive professional and personal experience with the benefits and challenges of richly diverse workforces and communities.


The second son of working class West Indian immigrants to London, England in the early 1960s, lead attorney Paul Gayle-Smith was born in the north of England where he spent twenty years before immigrating to the United States in the late 1980s. Proudly, Paul is a dual citizen of the United States and United Kingdom.

When not in private practice, Paul spent seven years as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. government in New York and before that time he spent three years as a state prosecutor in Miami.


National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) October 2009 (Boston, MA)

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) March 2009 (Denver, CO)

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) July 2008 (Atlanta, GA)

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) March 2008 (Washington, DC)

National Employment Law Council (NELC) May 2-5, 2007 (Dallas, TX)

NMDLA, Ethics, Professionalism and Contempt, December 8, 2006 (Las Cruces, NM)

State of New Mexico, DOL, LULAC, Southern New Mexico Civil Rights Training, November 2006 (Las Cruces, NM)

State Bar of New Mexico Annual Meeting (Reaching for Excellence)
July 20-22 , 2006(Taos, NM)

Diversity-Why Bother? May 2006 (Albuquerque, NM)

National Employment Law Council May 4-6, 2006 (San Francisco, CA)

Employment Law Update September 2005 (Las Cruces, New Mexico)

National Industrial Liaison Group (OFCCP, EEOC) Conference, August 2005 Dallas/Grapevine, Texas) (including presentations by Deputy Assistant Secretary, Charles E. James, Jr., and EEOC Chair Cari M. Dominguez)

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) June 2005 (New York, NY)

National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), Equal Opportunity Conference March 2005 (Tempe, AZ)

American Bar Association (ABA) EEO Committee Meeting April 2005 (Naples, FL)

National Multicultural Conference and Summit (Psychology of Difference in America) January 2005 ( Los Angeles, CA)


National Employment Law Council (NELC) May 2-5, 2007 (Dallas, TX)

NELC May, 2006, San Francisco, CA

Better Informed Public Officials (BIPO) and New Mexico Association of counties (NMAC) Conference, December 2004, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Diversity, Sexual Harassment)

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) February 2005, Las Cruces, New Mexico, (Diversity)

NMSU 2004-2005 various dates (Numerous discrimination (mostly sexual harassment allegations) investigations, search committee affirmative action presentations (OFCCP requirements) in hiring/employment, general diversity presentations)


Paul is a 1991 graduate of Columbia Law School in New York City where he was an Olin Law and Economics Academic Fellow 1990 to 1991. Two months prior to matriculating at Columbia, Paul graduated from Newcastle Law School in the United Kingdom with the Jurisprudence Award (First Place) and the highest academic honors awarded in 1988.


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