Clients, peers and regulators recognize Paul Huey-Burns as one of the nation’s leading attorneys representing individuals and businesses under investigation for potential violations of the securities laws. He is an outstanding advocate, with a remarkable record of convincing the authorities to resolve investigations in ways that have minimal impact on his clients’ businesses. In many situations, he has convinced those authorities to terminate investigations without any public actions against his clients. The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Washingtonian Magazine and other publications have recognized him as one of the nation’s leading securities enforcement defense attorneys. More importantly, scores of his investment adviser, broker-dealer and public company clients attest to his skills.
His clients and peers recognize Paul because he has achieved superior results. This includes matters where he has been involved from the inception – when he has had the opportunity to participate in developing the investigative record – and where he has been retained after an investigation has reached the point that the authorities have notified a company or an individual of their intent to proceed with an enforcement action.
Paul is fiercely committed to his clients. Chambers USA notes that he is “admired for his subject matter expertise and responsiveness” and commends his “ability to communicate complex legal issues to non-attorneys in an easily understandable manner.” Ethisphere Magazine has included him in its list of “Attorneys Who Matter,” recognizing him for his work in securities compliance.
Paul’s 35 years of experience include more than a decade at the SEC, with seven years as Assistant Director of Enforcement. For almost 20 years in private practice, he has successfully defended individuals and companies under investigation by the SEC, FINRA, the Department of Justice, State Attorneys General and other authorities. His winning strategies have quickly and cost-effectively concluded hundreds of matters involving allegations of financial fraud, misrepresentations and omissions in the offer and sale of securities, and insider trading. He conducts and successfully defends internal corporate investigations on behalf of boards of directors, special committees of such boards and individual officers and directors, and he advises companies on compliance and disclosure issues.