Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA for White Collar Crime and Government Investigations, Paul Monnin has conducted internal investigations and compliance reviews throughout the U.S. and around the world. He defends companies and individuals in response to DOJ, SEC, and other federal and state agency enforcement proceedings and has frequently secured prosecution declinations or substantially mitigated criminal or administrative outcomes for his clients. Chambers sources report that he “is a fantastic lawyer, with a deep knowledge of the law.”
Paul’s defense practice focuses on enforcement of the federal anti-fraud statutes, bribery and public corruption, perjury and obstruction of justice, and money laundering and forfeiture claims. He defends matters arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Stored Communications Act and actions involving alleged accounting irregularities, stock manipulation schemes, and insider trading. He has also litigated the extraterritorial reach of U.S. indictments, search warrants, and grand jury subpoenas.
Paul was previously an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, serving as deputy chief of the Economic Crimes Section. He has personally tried 15 cases to a jury verdict, in addition to numerous bench trials. He has also conducted hundreds of evidentiary hearings and has briefed and argued dozens of appeals.