Freeh Sporking & Sullivan, LLP
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Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP is comprised of an extraordinary team of internationally recognized principals from the judicial, prosecutorial, and law enforcement domains. Additionally, the firm has access to a sophisticated and global network of specialty counsel and legal experts.

Partners
The Honorable Louis J. Freeh
The Honorable Eugene R. Sullivan
Thomas McC. Souther
Eugene R. Sullivan II
Benito Romano
Lewis D. Schiliro
Gregory A. Paw
Ronald Noble

Of Counsel
John D. Behnke
James R. Bucknam
Blake Coppotelli
Matthew Dolan
Thomas Melvin
Robert O’Neill
John Rahie
Larry Byrne
Benjamin F. Scotti

Senior Counsel
The Honorable Stanley Sporkin (Ret.)


Gregory A. Paw   [Download VCard]
Partner

Gregory A. Paw is an accomplished trial lawyer with extensive white collar investigation and defense experience. A former federal prosecutor and past director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Greg now is a partner with Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan. Drawing on his unique international law enforcement work investigating regime war crimes in Iraq, Greg now provides the benefit of his experience in criminal litigation and knowledge of international compliance and risk management to advise clients on enforcement and compliance issues arising in international business. Clients have described Greg as “exceptional” and a “very effective communicator” who is “practical” and “unflappable.”

In recent years, Greg has served as counsel on a wide array of special investigations along with Louis J. Freeh, the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He also has led global engagements where he has implemented, evaluated and improved compliance and risk management programs for multi-national companies. For example, Greg recently successfully guided a multi-national medical device company through federal monitorships under the Anti-Kickback Statute and FCPA and designed effective and best-in-class compliance remediations across Latin America. He also:

  • has served as legal counsel to a court-appointed monitor of Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, evaluating and reviewing the company's world-wide anti-corruption efforts. In this role, Greg engaged in extensive evaluation work in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • is advising a prominent international developer concerning sanctions imposed by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and current criminal investigations in the United States and United Kingdom.
  • is reviewing compliance controls at a multinational oil & gas company and advocating for the company before the U.K. Serious Fraud Office.
  • provided legal counsel to the Special Master appointed by the U.S. District Court in Louisiana, providing guidance to the investigation of allegations of improper conduct and false claims filed in the BP Deepwater Horizon claims settlement process — the largest court-supervised settlement program in U.S history.
  • served as legal counsel to an investigation of a major university in the wake of a former coach being charged with crimes against children. Greg prepared a report that has been called a "landmark" for issues of university governance.
  • investigated corruption allegations concerning a former member of FIFA's executive committee, who was banned for life from all FIFA and football related activities by an action of the FIFA Ethics Committee.

Greg served as a federal prosecutor in the Philadelphia U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1997 to 2006. He also volunteered to serve in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 as deputy chief of the team of U.S. prosecutors and investigators tasked to help the Iraqi government in the prosecution of former senior Iraqi officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity. He also served as the director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, supervising a state-wide law enforcement office composed of prosecutors and investigators.

Prior to joining the Justice Department, Greg served as a special counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives investigation concerning alleged misconduct during the 1980 Presidential election. He also served as special counsel to an Independent Counsel’s investigation of alleged misconduct during the 1992 Presidential election.

Greg is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia. He obtained his law degree from the College of William & Mary, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois. He served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Walter E. Hoffman, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Greg is a trustee at the Moorestown Friends School, a Quaker-based institution. He also serves on the finance committee of the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation, which advances educational opportunities for students in Salem, New Jersey.