Douglas B. Paul
Partner, Washington, D.C.
Douglas B. Paul is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan Lovells. He is a member of our Investigations, White Collar and Fraud and the Securities Litigation and Enforcement groups. Douglas regularly represents companies and individuals facing potential civil and criminal liability and advises clients on how to minimize the risk of such liability. These representations involve a broad spectrum of allegations of fraud, including securities fraud, Foreign Corruption Practice Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act violations, and healthcare fraud. He represents boards of directors and associated committees as well as management in internal investigations involving issues of corporate governance and potential violations of company compliance policies and procedures as well as violations of law. In addition, he assists companies in developing, implementing, and improving ethics and compliance policies and procedures. He has represented clients in investigations and actions by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal and state law enforcement and regulatory authorities.
Prior to joining our legal practice, Douglas served as Branch Chief in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement. During the course of his tenure at the Commission, Douglas conducted and supervised investigations involving a broad spectrum of unlawful conduct, including accounting and disclosure fraud, market manipulation, sale of securities in unregistered transactions, and insider trading. Beginning in the fall of 2001, Douglas was one of the primary supervisors of the Commission's investigation into Enron Corporation, an accounting fraud of unprecedented scope and complexity.
Following law school, Douglas clerked for The Honorable John Garrett Penn, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In addition, he served as an assistant independent counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel, Arlin M. Adams.