Background & Experience

Paul S. Hugel has been engaged in civil and criminal litigation since 1993. His civil practice includes the representation of individuals and businesses in commercial disputes, and includes extensive experience in all aspects of insurance coverage and contractual litigation. His criminal practice includes representation of individuals charged in matters such as securities fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud and insurance fraud. Paul practices in state and federal courts and before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Highlights

Some of Paul’s recent matters include:

Obtaining a dismissal of securities fraud charges brought by the SEC against a hedge fund manager following an three week trial in an SEC administrative court.

Recovery of a $2 million diamond stolen by a dealer and sold to pawn shop.

Representation of a surgeon accused of criminal insurance fraud in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York .

Recovery of $3 million dollars from the principals of a defunct corporation in a case involving the fraudulent conveyance of assets.

Defending two individuals against criminal charges in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in a bank fraud case arising from ATM skimming.

Litigation over possession of a $15 million sapphire in Supreme Court, New York County.

Representing a former member of the board of directors of a public company against fraud charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Representing a European company in insurance coverage litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Representing an executive of a major media company against securities fraud charges in a criminal case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and in an SEC enforcement action in the District of Columbia and obtaining a complete defense verdict in both cases.

Education

Paul is a graduate of Lehigh University and the Fordham University School of Law.

Admissions

Paul is admitted to practice in New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.