Thomas A. Zaccaro is a partner in the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice at Paul Hastings and based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He focuses his practice on civil, commercial and criminal litigation in state and federal courts with a special emphasis on defending corporations and executives in government investigations and other criminal and regulatory proceedings. His representations also include general securities litigation, class actions, and shareholder derivative suits.
Earlier in his legal career, Mr. Zaccaro was the Chief Trial Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Pacific Regional Office, where he was responsible for the management and supervision of all enforcement litigation conducted within the Pacific Region. During his tenure with the SEC, Mr. Zaccaro often served as lead counsel in enforcement actions involving violations of the federal securities laws, including financial fraud, accounting fraud, insider trading, offering fraud, Ponzi schemes, and sales of unregistered securities. Mr. Zaccaro also served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and as a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section.
Paul Hastings Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Named “Most Impressive Investigations Practice” by Leading Industry Publication Global Investigations Review
October 31, 2017
Paul Hastings Adds Former Assistant U.S. Attorney to Growing Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice
January 04, 2017
Paul Hastings’ Litigators Score High Rankings in 2017 Benchmark Litigation
October 21, 2016
Paul Hastings Continues White Collar Expansion with Addition of SEC Enforcement Partners
July 11, 2016
Second Circuit Decision Expands Insider Trading Liability
September 20, 2017
Be Careful What You Tell Your Local Regulator: SEC Provides Whistleblower Bounty to a Government Agency Employee for Investigative Tip
July 27, 2017
DC Circuit Ruling confirms split on SEC's use of in-house judges
July 10, 2017
Supreme Court says SEC disgorgement is subject to 5-year limitations period
June 12, 2017
Extending Omnicare Beyond The Section 11 Case
May 25, 2017
Trio of Enforcement Cases against Fund Advisers Signals Status Quo from SEC
April 10, 2017
Two California Courts Trim Attorney-Client Privilege
January 24, 2017
Year in review: the SEC in 2016
January 23, 2017
Salman v. United States: The Supreme Court Opts for Narrow Ruling Instead of Clarity
December 20, 2016
Insider Trading Questions Remain
December 08, 2016
The SEC after Obama & White
December 05, 2016
SEC Requires Hedge Funds to Prevent Insider Trading Despite Unsettled Legal Definition
November 01, 2016
Insider Trading Conviction Likely To Stick
October 24, 2016
Justices to Weigh Tippee Liability
October 05, 2016
Top Five Private Equity Practices Grabbing SEC Attention
September 22, 2016
SEC Enforcement Hammer Protects Whistleblowers
August 18, 2016
Salman V. US: Will It Change The 'Personal Benefit' Test?
August 03, 2016
SEC ALJs Continue to Draw Scrutiny
July 22, 2016
SEC Taking Hard Look at Private Equity
June 02, 2016
First-of-its-kind Action by the SEC
April 04, 2016
2015 Was a Record Year for the SEC
January 11, 2016
Is SEC's home court advantage legal?
August 13, 2015
Fairness of SEC Forum is Dubious
May 22, 2015
Securities Docket's "Enforcement 40"
Thomas Zaccaro was featured in Securities Docket's 2017 "Enforcement 40," a list of the 40 "best and brightest" securities enforcement defense lawyers.
November 05, 2017
Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 for 2017
Paul Hastings was again ranked in Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, a ranking of “100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations. Building off rankings in consecutive years, the firm moved up more than 10 spaces to break GIR's Top 20 list of law firms working in complex global investigations.
The following attorneys were noted in the editorial profiling the firm: Ken Breen, Simon Airey, Bruno Cova, John (Jay) Darden, Tim Dickinson, Nat Edmonds, Gary Giampetruzzi, Tara Giunta, Corinne Lammers, Robert Luskin, Kwame Manley, Morgan Miller, John Nowak, Francesca Petronio, Jamie Gardner, and Jennifer Riddle, and Thomas Zaccaro.
October 27, 2017
Global Investigations Review's Most Impressive Investigations Practice
Paul Hastings was named 2017’s “Most Impressive Investigations Practice” by Global Investigations Review (GIR). Paul Hastings also was ranked in the top 20 of the GIR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices. According to GIR, “Paul Hastings has had a particularly impressive year,” further noting the firm’s representation Braskem in a landmark $957 million global settlement with authorities in Brazil, Switzerland, and the United States; the firm’s work in helping medical device company Orthofix secure its FCPA settlementin the U.S; and construction company CDM Smith secure an FCPA Pilot Program declination.
GIR further noted that “Paul Hastings outshines competitors in part by the sheer number of star lawyers on its white-collar team.
October 26, 2017
Benchmark Litigation 2017
recognized Yar Chaikovsky, Gerald Flattmann, Douglas Flaum, Holly House, Joseph
O'Malley, Barry Sher, Peter Stone, William Sullivan, Bruce Wexler, William K.
Whitner, and Thomas Zaccaro as Litigation Stars in its 2017 guide, which
focuses exclusively on litigation in the United States. The guide is the result
of six months of research, including extensive interviews with litigators and
clients as well as a close examination of recent casework handled by the firm.
The firm was ranked in Tier 1 for U.S. Intellectual Property
and as Highly Recommended in California.
Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 for 2016
Paul Hastings was again ranked in Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, a ranking of “100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.
The following attorneys were noted in the editorial profiling the firm: Ken Breen, Bruno Cova, John (Jay) Darden, Tim Dickinson, Michelle Duncan, Gary Giampetruzzi, Tara Giunta, Corinne Lammers, Robert Luskin, Kwame Manley, John Nowak, Francesca Petronio, Ashley Winton, Jamie Gardner, and Jennifer Riddle, and Thomas Zaccaro.
September 29, 2016