Paul Alfieri joined Reed Smith’s New York office in 2013 and focuses on white-collar criminal defense, government regulatory matters, internal corporate investigations, and complex civil litigation matters.
He has particular experience representing public companies, management, Boards, Audit Committees and individual executives in investigations relating to securities and accounting fraud, foreign corrupt practices, benchmark manipulations, and price fixing/antitrust.
Additional significant experience representing corporate defendants in a variety of civil matters including shareholder securities and derivative suits, antitrust class actions and False Claims Act cases.
- New York University School of Law, 1990, J.D.
- Tufts University, 1987, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude
Professional Admissions & Qualifications : New York
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals – Third Circuit
- Financial Services Matters
- A U.S.-based financial institution in an internal investigation and follow-on FINRA investigation into allegations of insider trading and self dealing in which no action was taken against the bank
- A number of executives at a global bank in an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) into the manipulation of foreign exchange rates and “front running”.
- An executive at a major U.S.-based bank in respect to a DOJ and Commodity Futures Trading Commission investigation into the manipulation of ISDAFIX rates
- Senior executives at a U.S.-based bank in the various investigation relating to the manipulation of LIBOR
- Antitrust/Price Fixing
- The Yokohama Rubber Company Ltd. in an investigation by the DOJ and numerous other competition authorities around the world of a global price fixing cartel involving marine hose and the related civil class action
- A non-U.S. manufacturing company in a DOJ investigation into alleged price fixing in the auto parts industry
- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in the Vitamins Antitrust class action, one of the largest price fixing cases ever filed, which was settled prior to trial on terms favorable to the company.
- Securities and Accounting Fraud
- An Audit Committee of a publically-traded technology company in an investigation conducted by the SEC in which no action was taken against the company or any of its executives.
- An accounting firm in an SEC investigation/enforcement action relating to the alleged overvaluing of mineral assets by a global mining company.
- The former CEO of a Mexican construction company in an SEC enforcement action relating to the alleged inflation of home sales.
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