Paul Berger is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, in Washington, D.C., where he focuses his practice on securities litigation, enforcement and white collar criminal defense matters. Mr. Berger is recognized as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 US (2008) and Chambers USA (2008), with the latter praising him for his "encyclopedic knowledge of FCPA regulations and experience with anti-bribery laws." Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Berger was an Associate Director ofthe Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement. At the SEC, Mr. Berger oversaw Commission investigations and enforcement proceedings on both specific enforcement cases and on enforcement initiatives and policies. He helped establish and chaired the Commission's Financial Fraud Task Force and played a leading role in the Commission's focus on Foreign Corrupt Practice Act enforcement. Mr. Berger received the SEC's prestigious Stanley Sporkin Award in 1999, given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Division of Enforcement.