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.” He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Securities Litigation every year since 2012.
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 is one of the authors of the Orrick Guide to Securities Litigation and of the Bloomberg BNA Practice Portfolio "Federal Securities Law Liability of Underwriters, Accountants, and Attorneys." Paul Rugani also serves as an editor of the Orrick Financial Industry Week in Review and Orrick's Weekly Auditor Liability Bulletin.
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.