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Blank Rome’s Paul H. Tzur to Teach Internal Corporate Investigations at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Paul H. Tzur, a partner in the Firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations group and a former federal prosecutor, will serve as an adjunct professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago where he will teach “Internal Corporate Investigations.” The new course, which will begin this month, will teach students how to navigate key issues relating to internal investigations and prepare them to engage with management, boards of directors, shareholders, and the government.

“I’m honored and thrilled to begin teaching the Internal Corporate Investigations course at my alma mater,” said Paul. “I hope to give students practical instruction and real-world insight into the considerations that impact a decision to initiate an internal investigation, the mechanics of an investigation, and all sorts of issues that arise along the way.”

Consisting of a mixture of lectures, professor- and student-led discussions, and occasional guest speakers, Internal Corporate Investigations will focus on the components and considerations of an internal investigation and also explore topics that frequently arise, such as the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine, Upjohn warnings, privacy considerations, the DOJ’s policies on pursuing charges against businesses, parallel civil proceedings, and corporate monitors.

At Blank Rome, Paul focuses his practice on high-stakes white collar defense and complex commercial litigation matters. An accomplished trial and appellate lawyer, Paul represents corporate clients as well as their boards, audit committees, officers, directors, and other individuals on government enforcement matters, internal investigations, and related litigation. Paul’s practice also includes representing clients in complex business, intellectual property, and healthcare-related disputes. Prior to joining the Firm, Paul served for almost nine years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago where he investigated, prosecuted, and supervised hundreds of cases involving a wide range of criminal offenses.