Paul has throughout his career represented public companies and their directors and officers in shareholder class and derivative actions, as well as in internal investigations. In particular, he has coordinated numerous internal investigations on behalf of audit committees and special committees, and handled the defense of securities class actions alleging accounting irregularities and/or financial fraud.
Paul represents clients across a wide range of industries, including retail, aerospace contractors and sub-contractors, apparel, financial services, investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, 1940 Act funds, energy, oil and gas, and real estate.
Paul also has extensive experience in cybersecurity corporate governance issues. He has previously assisted clients with governance, disclosure, and regulatory matters relating to their cybersecurity postures and the regulatory requirements that govern them.
Paul maintains an active pro bono practice and has acted as pro bono Counsel/Litigator for the Humane Society of the United States in connection with successful effort to close a puppy mill accused of improper sales tactics and abuse of puppies.
He is also the author of “Navigating the Cybersecurity Storm: A Guide for Directors and Officers” (Advisen 2015) and Co-Author of “Take Back Control of Your Cybersecurity Now: Game Changing Concepts on AI and Cyber Governance Solutions for Executives” (Advisen 2017).
Represented a shopping mall company in shareholder class and derivative litigation arising out of disclosures concerning their inventory and sales levels, and earnings projections*
Represented an energy infrastructure company in the defense and settlement of shareholder litigation brought in connection with the company’s acquisition of another energy company*
Defended an insurance company and its CEO in securities class action litigation relating to the company’s long-term care insurance policy reserves*
Represented a finance and insurance company in securities class action litigation relating to the financial crisis*
Represented the former CEO and CFO of an alcohol beverage company in connection with securities class action litigations and regulatory and audit committee investigations arising out of revenue recognition issues*
Represented an international retailer in connection with sophisticated cybersecurity breach involving the personal information of millions of individuals*
Represented an aerospace contractor and an international chemical manufacturer in connection with ransomware attacks*
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