Atlanta, GA - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Paul Monnin, a former federal prosecutor, has joined the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense practice as a partner in Atlanta. He was previously with DLA Piper, where he led the White Collar Litigation and Internal Investigations practice.
“As aggressive prosecution of white collar matters continue to grow among U.S. enforcement authorities, Paul Hastings is focusing on building our white collar compliance, investigations and enforcement practice,” said Barry Sher, chair of Litigation practice at Paul Hastings. “Paul’s mix of commercial and white collar expertise, along with his business relationships, offer a strong strategic match,” he added.
“Atlanta is third only to New York and Houston in number of headquartered U.S. Fortune 500 companies and many of these corporations operate in sectors that are facing increasing compliance, investigations and enforcement issues,” said Steven Park, chair of the Atlanta office at Paul Hastings. “Adding Paul to our Atlanta office gives us an opportunity to help clients in an area that is increasingly sought after by blue chip companies in the region,” he added.
Mr. Monnin’s practice focuses on white collar criminal matters as well as complex civil litigation. He has defended numerous clients, often in parallel investigations, against charges such as conspiracy and securities fraud and regularly represents corporate board members and other individuals in Department of Justice and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations. He also has a strong background of conducting internal investigations involving anti-retaliation issues, accounting and healthcare fraud, data privacy issues, and a host of anticorruption and competition compliance matters.
Additionally, Mr. Monnin has a strong civil litigation practice that encompasses real estate, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, private equity transactions and arbitration litigation in both Federal and Georgia state courts.
Prior to private practice, Mr. Monnin was an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta, serving as deputy chief of the Economic Crime Section. As a federal prosecutor he led the prosecution in a dozen major trials and managed cases involving public corruption, securities and other fraud, obstruction of justice, money laundering, and conspiracy. He was also the primary prosecutor within the Atlanta U.S. Attorney’s Office responsible for conducting parallel enforcement actions with the Atlanta, DC, Chicago, and New York enforcement staffs of the SEC, CFTC, FDIC, and FTC.
Mr. Monnin’s arrival continues the expansion of the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice at Paul Hastings. Other recent additions to the practice include Michael Levy, Michael Spafford, and Amy Carpenter-Holmes, who joined the firm in the Washington, DC office from Bingham McCutchen; Eric Sussman who joined in Chicago from Kaye Scholer; and John Nowak, a former prosecutor who joined the firm in New York.
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