Douglas B. Paul represents companies, boards of directors, associated committees, and individuals facing potential civil and criminal liability in allegations of fraud, including securities fraud, healthcare fraud, and corruption. He advocates for clients in enforcement-related investigations and proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other federal and state authorities.
He works closely with companies in developing, implementing, and improving ethics and compliance policies and procedures. Much of his work focuses on issues such as accounting and disclosure fraud, insider trading, foreign corruption, healthcare fraud, market manipulation, and breach of fiduciary duty. Douglas represents corporate clients in internal investigations and provides guidance on corporate governance.
Douglas' career has spanned government service and private practice, giving him insight into the varied challenges facing the clients he now represents. As a Branch Chief in the SEC's Division of Enforcement, Douglas exercised direct supervisory authority over the SEC's investigation into Enron Corp., a far-reaching and complex accounting fraud case.