Financial institutions, accounting firms, and public companies turn to Paul Rugani to advise them in connection with their most significant exposures. Paul has helped his clients achieve victories through motion practice, at trial, and on appeal. And his advocacy for clients before government regulators has successfully minimized or avoided potential enforcement action.
Legal 500 touts Paul as a recommended attorney for Securities Litigation, observing that he is “among the most creative and strategic lawyers” who always has “an eye on the end game.” Paul achieved American Lawyer Litigator of the Week recognition as part of a team that achieved a ground-breaking New York Court of Appeals victory that substantially reduced financial exposure in RMBS repurchase litigation. He has been recognized for many years as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Securities Litigation.
As the leader of the Firm's Securities Litigation practice group, Paul has extensive experience representing clients in securities class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, commercial contractual disputes and other complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in connection with internal, government and regulatory investigations. Paul also counsels domestic and foreign accounting firms on matters related to state CPA licensing and state board regulation.
Paul authored a chapter of the Fifth Edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts and is a co-author of the Bloomberg BNA Practice Portfolio "Federal Securities Law Liability of Underwriters, Accountants, and Attorneys."
Paul devotes a portion of his practice to providing pro bono services in civil rights and immigration cases.
Significant involvement in recent cases includes the following.