Paul will accept most court appointments to a special master position. A special master is like an arbiter with limited authority but limited at a court’s direction rather than the parties’ direction. The court defines the limitations, and the special master works for the court. A typical example of an action with a special master is an action involving a large volume of documents. Paul has worked on three nine-figure lawsuits involving tens of millions of pieces of paper. He has also worked on cases with highly sensitive evidence requiring special protections for confidentiality. When a case is already in litigation, one or more parties can ask a court to appoint Paul to be a special master.