Paul J. Devlin represents institutions and individuals in high stakes investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, white-collar cases, and litigations that often raise market integrity and other important systemic issues for the financial markets. He has extensive experience in SEC, CFTC, and DOJ alleged market manipulation, insider trading, and fraudulent fixed income sales practices matters, many of which involve complex financial instruments and structured products. Mr. Devlin also represents clients in a diverse range of other matters, including congressional investigations and hearings, internal and SEC accounting fraud investigations, DOJ criminal tax investigations, alleged sanctions violations, Ponzi scheme claw back claims, and complex multi-district civil litigation class actions. He is well-versed in regulatory issues affecting the FinTech, blockchain and cryptocurrency space, especially questions about the intersection of SEC and CFTC enforcement jurisdiction. more +
Mr. Devlin was ranked first in his class in law school in Australia and was awarded the H.C.F. Keall prize, given to the member of the graduating class who earns the highest grade point average in the final year of law school. Earlier in his career, Mr. Devlin clerked for the Solicitor General for Western Australia and participated in over 20 appellate cases before Australia’s highest court, the High Court of Australia, and advised on governmental investigations, legislative drafting and constitutional matters. He holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, where he has also been a visiting researcher.
Derivatives and Futures Law: Innovative Digitalized Products and Processes Subcommittee, American Bar Association
Volunteer Arbitrator, Civil Court of the City of New York, Commercial Claims and Small Claims Parts
Long time board member of a New York not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status