Paul A. Merolla

Paul Merolla focuses his practice on securities and investment regulation, equities and fixed income sales and trading, market structure, broker/dealer advisory matters, regulatory and internal investigations and examinations, regulatory compliance, policies and procedures, and independent examiner engagements.

Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Merolla served for over 20 years as a senior in-house counsel within the securities industry – as General Counsel of Instinet Group Incorporated and as senior legal counsel to two global investment banks, Goldman Sachs & Co., Inc. and The Drexel Burnham Lambert Group, Inc.

Mr. Merolla has substantial experience advising financial institutions on a wide range of matters including insider trading, market manipulation, corporate governance, cross-border matters, and litigation and arbitration. He also has worked extensively with mortgage-backed and other asset-based securities, as well as in bankruptcy and liquidation proceedings.

He is a member and Past President of the SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society. Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, Mr. Merolla is a graduate of Fordham College and Fordham Law School.