Paul’s practice focuses on the representation of individuals and organizations involved in high-stakes criminal and civil matters, regulatory enforcement actions and corporate internal investigations. Paul brings to the Firm over a decade of experience as a federal prosecutor conducting and supervising all aspects of federal criminal cases, from investigation, to trial and appeal. As a federal prosecutor, he handled and supervised a wide variety of major white collar criminal prosecutions involving an array of complex securities, corporate and financial frauds, cybercrimes and public corruption. Paul is an experienced trial lawyer who stands ready to take the toughest cases to trial, having conducted numerous federal criminal trials as a federal prosecutor and taught trial practice to other federal prosecutors at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center.
Prior to joining Teitler & Teitler, Paul spent 14 years as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut. Most recently, Paul served as the Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit for the District of New Jersey, where he supervised a unit of seasoned federal prosecutors handling the office’s major securities and corporate fraud matters. He oversaw cases involving fraud at publicly traded companies and hedge funds, insider trading cases, sophisticated market manipulation schemes, investment adviser fraud, commodities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, international bank fraud schemes and money laundering. He also served as the office’s financial fraud coordinator and, for several years, supervised the office’s cybercrimes investigations and prosecutions. Among the significant cases Paul supervised was the investigation and prosecution of individuals charged with conspiring to commit securities fraud by hacking into the EDGAR filing systems of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in order to profit from trading on stolen material non-public information.
While in the District of Connecticut, Paul served as the Deputy Chief of the Financial Fraud and Public Corruption Unit where he supervised senior federal prosecutors and prosecuted several major securities and corporate fraud matters. Some of the significant cases Paul prosecuted were an earnings management accounting fraud scheme by C-suite executives of a major publicly traded company, and the largest financial fraud case prosecuted by the Office involving securities and investment adviser fraud by a Venezuelan hedge fund manager.
During his career with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Paul tried a variety of federal criminal cases involving securities fraud, tax evasion, wire fraud and domestic terrorism, and briefed and argued a number of appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Paul began his career in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., days after the attacks of September 11th, and spent several years working on international terrorism investigations. In that capacity, he coordinated with various U.S. Attorney’s Offices around the country on their international terrorism cases, and was recognized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for his outstanding assistance in the prosecution of one of its major international terrorism cases.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Paul practiced law at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C. Before that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.