A trial lawyer with more than 20 years of securities litigation and civil and criminal regulatory defense experience, Paul Monnin has conducted internal investigations on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 corporations and has defended dozens of officers and employees in all manner of DOJ and SEC enforcement settings, including under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and in connection with alleged accounting irregularities, stock manipulation schemes, and insider trading.
Paul also defends companies and individuals in other white collar defense matters, including those involving the federal anti-fraud statutes, the False Claims Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, alleged bribery and public corruption, and associated forfeiture and money laundering contentions.
He has litigated the scope of federal criminal process in relation to the seizure of digital evidence under the Electronic Communications Privacy and Stored Communications Acts and the production of records held by international custodians.
Paul’s commercial litigation engagements have included temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction proceedings, dispositive motion practice, and bench and jury verdicts related to contract, business tort, M&A, antitrust, patent, real estate, and secured lending litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation.
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 is ranked in Chambers USA in White Collar Crime and Commercial Litigation practices.
- Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1996)
- Harvard University (B.A., 1991)
- Guest lecturer since 2007 on the use of forensic accounting evidence in criminal and civil litigation at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Federal Defender Program Inc., board
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Criminal Justice Act Panel
- Bleckley Inn of Court, Georgia State University School of Law, Master
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