L.J. Paul Lutz, General Counsel
As USA’s Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, L.J. Paul Lutz has provided counsel to the portfolio companies on all legal matters for the last six years. Paul supervises internal audit, risk management, corporate governance, insurance brokerage, safety, employment claims and advice, mergers and acquisitions, customer contract negotiation, casualty program claims and cases, and compliance.
Paul is a business-savvy legal officer; his creative solutions combine legal acumen with in-depth knowledge of the security industry. His continuous innovation has grown the company while still protecting its assets. In 2013, he was honored with both the Outstanding General Counsel-Small Legal Department by the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Georgia Chapter.
Paul joined USA in 2008 after gaining legal experience in the private and public sector. He began his career as a law clerk for a Circuit Judge on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and later moved to a leading law firm, where he was an associate in the corporate department.
Paul earned his doctorate from the University of Florida, where he graduated magna cum laude and is a member of The Order of the Coif. He previously was a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is also an active member of the National Association of Security Companies and the International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators.