Paul J. McNulty
Business Crimes and Investigations
Paul J. McNulty joined Baker & McKenzie LLP in 2007 after a long career of public service. He currently chairs the Firm’s Global Corporate Compliance Steering Committee,
and plays a key leadership role in the Business Crimes and Investigations practice. He works with a global team, including highly experienced former prosecutors, in conducting internal investigations, offering strategic counsel for dealing with the Government, and advising on best practices for compliance with U.S. and international legal requirements and regulations.
Prior Work Experience
For more than two decades, Mr. McNulty played a leading role in shaping US law enforcement policy. From 2005 to 2007, he served as US Deputy Attorney General, the
second highest-ranking official in the Department of Justice and chief operating officer of its more than 100,000 employees. In that role, he chaired the President’s Corporate Fraud Task Force, where he oversaw several high-profile corporate fraud prosecutions. He launched a national initiative to combat fraud in government contracting. Mr. McNulty also served as the Justice Department's representative on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) where he negotiated mitigation agreements involving international companies.
Mr. McNulty has held other high-level positions in the United States Government including US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Chief Counsel for the Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives, Chief Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, and Director of Policy and Communications at the US Department of Justice. Confirmed as US Attorney three days after the terrorist attacks on September 11, Mr. McNulty was entrusted with many of the United States highest profile terrorist prosecutions.
His experience in providing strategic advice and counsel to leaders at the highest levels of federal and state government – including Presidents, Governors, Attorneys General, and top Congressional leaders – is a valuable resource to clients.