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Paul A. Gumagay

Paul A. Gumagay

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Senior Special Counsel, Cross-border Enforcement Investigations, Office of International Affairs
Washington, DC, USA


Paul Gumagay is a Senior Special Counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of International Affairs. His work focuses on international enforcement cooperation, legal policy, and technical assistance. Paul is a member of the U.S. delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Previously, he served as Counsel to an SEC Commissioner. In that role, Paul advised the Commissioner on legal and policy issues relating to SEC enforcement actions, rulemakings, adjudications, whistleblower initiatives, and international issues. Paul also negotiated rulemakings relating to derivatives, crowdfunding, proprietary trading, disclosure rules for investment companies, and others.

Before that, he was a Senior Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where he investigated and prosecuted potential violations of the federal securities laws, including complex insider trading schemes, financial fraud, investment adviser fraud, foreign bribery cases, false press releases, market manipulation, and broker-dealer misconduct. Paul was also a Senior Associate in the securities group of an international law firm in Washington, DC.

Paul received an LL.M. with distinction from Georgetown University, a J.D. from Rutgers Law School, and an M.B.A. and B.B.A. from George Washington University.
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