Paul Solomon represents corporations and their audit committees, officers, directors and employees in connection with a wide variety of criminal, civil and regulatory proceedings. 

Bio

Mr. Solomon’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, enforcement actions, investigations and litigation arising under the False Claims Act, class action litigation and other complex civil litigation in the health care, financial services and various manufacturing industries. He has defended corporations against allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, health care fraud, False Claims Act violations, unlawful antitrust practices and market manipulation, mail and wire fraud, and securities fraud.

Mr. Solomon has extensive experience conducting global internal investigations and compliance reviews, including matters in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, and Australia. He speaks publicly about the FCPA and the U.K. Bribery Act, and developments in anticorruption laws and their applications. His experience includes representing clients in all phases of litigation. Some of his representations have included:

  • a major German pharmaceutical company and a German automaker in multinational anti-corruption investigations, including advising on compliance, diligence and internal audit matters;
  • a foreign corporation on anti-bribery, anti-corruption and general compliance matters while under a monitorship and deferred prosecution agreement for FCPA violations;
  • a multinational banking and financial services holding company in connection with a cross-border investigation alleging fraud, bid-rigging, collusion, market manipulation and antitrust violations that resulted in settlements with numerous U.S., EU and other foreign authorities;
  • a pharmaceutical company in connection with an investigation and settlement of civil and criminal liability arising from allegations of off-label marketing and violations of the False Claims Act;
  • a medical device company and a health care provider in Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigations and qui tam litigation;
  • successfully briefing and arguing a consumer financial services dispute before the intermediate and highest appellate courts in Maryland (Gomez v. Jackson Hewitt Inc. (2011 and 2012)); and
  • successfully briefing and arguing a criminal case involving the right to a fair and impartial trial and Fourth Amendment issues, resulting in a new trial (Smith v. State).

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2004 (with honors)
  • A.B., University of Maryland, 1999

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Mary E. Barbera, Maryland Court of Special Appeals (2004-2005)