Paul M. Barrett is an assistant managing editor and senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, a position he assumed in September 2005. He is responsible for writing articles and cover stories on subjects ranging from the environment to mass litigation to gun control and the big business of college and professional sports.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Businessweek, Barrett was an editor and legal affairs reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He held the positions of Supreme Court correspondent, Page One special projects editor, and Page One news editor. He was previously a staff writer and editor for Washington Monthly.
Barrett is the author, most recently, of GLOCK: The Rise of America’s Gun (2012), a New York Times bestseller. His earlier books are American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion (2007), and The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America (1999). His next book, Law of the Jungle, tells the story of the Chevron oil pollution case in Ecuador and will be published by Crown in September 2014.
Barrett is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds an A.B. from Harvard College. He teaches as an adjunct professor at New York University Law School.