PAUL TYRRELL focuses his practice on securities and commodities compliance and enforcement matters affecting financial institutions, with an emphasis on sales practice and supervisory rules applicable to broker-dealers and their associated persons. He also advises clients on their compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money laundering requirements. Paul’s extensive regulatory and litigation experience informs his comprehensive approach to challenges that clients encounter throughout their various lines of business. He is a member of Sidley’s global Securities Enforcement and Regulatory practice, which received the 2019 Chambers USA Award for “Financial Services Regulation,” and was named the “Law Firm of the Year” for Securities Regulation in 2020 and 2017 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.
Paul was a senior special regional counsel at FINRA’s (formerly NASD) Boston District Office. He managed investigations and filed disciplinary matters arising out of broker-dealer examinations. He also counseled Member Regulation staff and industry participants on FINRA and MSRB rules.
As a senior trial attorney with the CFTC in New York, Paul managed enforcement matters involving commodity futures and options. He also worked as a senior attorney with the FDIC and taught business law at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.