After Paul M. Gayle-Smith, lead attorney at PMG, resigned from the cabinet-level position of Director of Institutional Equity at New Mexico State University (NMSU), Dr. Michael V. Martin, then President of NMSU, stated via written statement, the following:

“Paul is a bright, articulate, well educated and highly motivated individual. His legal education and considerable professional experience has provided him an impressive understanding of workplace diversity and equal opportunity issues and challenges..Paul also proved to be very effective in designing and delivering training material which improved understanding…with respect to harassment and discrimination in the workplace”

Susan C. Brown, Ed.D., former Director of NMSU’s Center for Learning Assistance from 1988-2006, and the Director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Program from 1990-2006, stated the following, via letter:

“Paul“s conflict resolution skills were outstanding. He was able to quickly resolve a potentially explosive situation through his mediation skills. I found him adept at interacting with students, parents and staff. I have in the past and would continue to recommend him as a mediator and someone who is excellent at dealing with conflict resolution“

New York attorney, Genara C. Necos, provided the following testimonial:

"Paul M. Gayle-Smith was my colleague at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for seven years. Mr. Gayle-Smith employed his outstanding negotiation skills to resolve several matters arising under the civil rights statutes enforced by OCR, and successfully facilitated negotiations, which resulted in one of the largest monetary recoveries on behalf of a complainant in the history of OCR.

Mr. Gayle-Smith’s extraordinary legal background, which includes an LL.B law degree from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University in New York City, has prepared him to handle the most daunting legal challenges with confidence and professionalism. Mr. Gayle-Smith has a keen, analytical and disciplined mind; and his vast knowledge of substantive employment and education discrimination law is surpassed only by his zeal to fulfill his responsibility to his clients".


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