Paul G. Block is an Assistant Director in the Boston Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Mr. Block is a member of the Enforcement Division’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit and supervises investigations conducted by the FCPA Unit located in Boston.  He previously served in the Boston office as a Branch Chief, a Senior Investigations Counsel in the FCPA Unit, and as a Senior Enforcement Counsel.  In addition to matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Mr. Block has investigated and supervised the investigation of a variety of federal securities laws violations, including insider trading, market manipulation, investment adviser, and accounting fraud. 

Prior to joining the SEC in 1999, Mr. Block was a Senior Attorney with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Boston Regional Office, which had responsibility for enforcing the federal antitrust and consumer protection laws in the New England states.  Mr. Block obtained his bachelor’s degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. and his law degree from the Boston University School of Law.