Marlon Paz is a partner of Locke Lord LLP in Washington, DC, where he concentrates his practice on securities matters, business litigation, white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. He has extensive experience with a wide range of complex securities issues, in the regulatory and litigation context, internal investigations and compliance, including the FCPA, and global anti-corruption matters.
Prior to joining Locke Lord, Mr. Paz was the Principal Integrity Officer of the Inter-American Development Bank, where he led a team of lawyers and investigators in the development, investigation and prosecution of fraud and corruption cases. He also was responsible for compliance procedures relating to issues such as integrity due diligence, anti-money laundering, offshore financial centers, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals List.
Mr. Paz served in senior positions during his six-year tenure with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he played a key role in developing the SEC’s positions on many important regulatory and enforcement matters. He has substantive experience with federal securities laws, with particular expertise on issues related to the business of broker-dealers. Before joining the SEC, Mr. Paz was in private practice.
Mr. Paz, a Certified Fraud Examiner, has been recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential U.S. Hispanics" by Hispanic Business magazine. He has received many other accolades, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Award from the SEC and the Regional President of the Year Award from the Hispanic National Bar Association. He has served as President of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC and as National Vice-President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section, where he serves as Chair of the International Banking and Finance Subcommittee of the International Business Law Committee.
Mr. Paz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, from which he received a Juris Doctor, and of Georgetown University Law Center, where he received a Master of Laws.