Paul H. Tzur 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, directors, officers, and other executives and individuals on government enforcement matters, internal investigations, and related litigation. Paul’s practice also includes representing clients in complex business disputes.
Prior to joining Blank Rome, 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. As a prosecutor in the Securities & Commodities Fraud Section, Paul’s matters included corporate accounting fraud, insider trading, unlawful market manipulation, and bank fraud. In this role, Paul also investigated and prosecuted the theft of trade secrets, Medicare fraud, and various other fraud schemes. He tried a dozen jury and bench cases to verdict and argued over ten appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Paul also served in supervisory roles as a deputy chief in the General Crimes Section and later in the Narcotics & Money Laundering Section. In those roles, Paul oversaw and trained prosecutors in numerous investigations and prosecutions touching on a diverse variety of subjects.
Following law school, Paul clerked for the Honorable Steven M. Colloton at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and then worked as a litigation attorney at a leading Am Law 100 firm. There, Paul represented companies and corporate officers in merger litigation against shareholders claiming breach of fiduciary duties and unfair dealing and also worked on investigations against the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and self-regulatory organizations.
During law school, Paul served as a member of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Before law school, Paul worked as a mechanical engineer for Northrop Grumman Corporation.
“Navigating Thorny U.S.-China Policies: A Guide for Funds,” Ignites, January 7, 2021
“What App Developers Need to Know about the DOJ’s Formal Request for Encryption Backdoors,” Developer, November 17, 2020
“Navigating PPP Loan Forgiveness Risks: Part 2 — Lenders,” Law360, November 10, 2020
“Navigating PPP Loan Forgiveness Risks: Part 1 — Borrowers,” Law360, November 9, 2020
“To Trade or Not to Trade During the COVID-19 Outbreak?” FEI Daily, April 21, 2020
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
“New Criminal Enforcement Risks for Business,” Blank Rome-Hosted Live Webinar, December 7, 2021
“China Sanctions & the Global Ripple Effect,” Institutional Investor Forum, March 9, 2021
“Good ‘Corporate Hygiene’: Insider Trading, Red Flags, and Disclosures During the Pandemic,” Blank Rome-Hosted Live Webinar, April 28, 2020
Outside the Firm
Paul is a proud father of three. He enjoys spending his spare time swimming competitively and playing golf.