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Hon. Paul S. Atkins

Hon. Paul S. Atkins

Patomak Global Partners, LLC
Chief Executive Officer
Washington, DC, USA


Paul Atkins founded Patomak Global Partners, LLC in 2009 and serves as the chief executive officer.

At Patomak, Mr. Atkins leads client work for financial services firms regarding an array of issues, including regulatory requirements, investigating and improving the effectiveness of compliance systems, and designing and implementing compliance policies and procedures. Mr. Atkins regularly serves as an independent compliance consultant and a court-appointed monitor in federal settlements. His expert witness engagements include federal, state, and foreign litigation, as well as SEC matters.

Since 2017, Mr. Atkins has led industry efforts to develop best practices for digital asset issuances and trading platforms as co-chair of the Token Alliance, an initiative of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. In 2017, Mr. Atkins served as a member of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum advising on financial markets regulation and economic policy, and he led the President-elect’s transition team for independent financial regulatory agencies.

Prior to founding Patomak, Mr. Atkins served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2002-2008. From 2009 to 2010, he was appointed by Congress to serve as a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). He started his public service work in 1990, serving on the staffs of SEC chairmen Richard C. Breeden and Arthur Levitt as chief of staff and counsellor, respectively, until 1994.
 
In private practice, Mr. Atkins was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and predecessor firm Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Atkins began his career as a lawyer with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York.

Mr. Atkins received his A.B., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Wofford College and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Hon. Paul S. Atkins is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Trading and Markets - The SEC Speaks in 2018, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Corporation Finance - The SEC Speaks in 2018, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Ethics - The SEC Speaks in 2018, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Corporation Finance - Corporation Finance, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Ethics - Ethics, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Trading and Markets - Trading and Markets, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Trading and Markets - Trading and Markets, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Corporation Finance - Corporation Finance, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Trading and Markets - Trading and Markets, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Ethics - Ethics, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Corporation Finance - Corporation Finance, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The SEC Speaks in 2018, Saturday, March 03, 2018, Washington, DC
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