Alfred Pavlis heads the firm’s litigation practice. He has over twenty five years of experience representing corporate and individual clients in complex civil litigation, SEC enforcement investigations, and white collar criminal matters. He also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors and audit committees.
Mr. Pavlis regularly represents corporations, officers, directors, and employees in a wide variety of civil cases, federal criminal investigations, SEC enforcement actions, and inquiries by state attorneys general and regulators. He has also represented clients in connection with investigations by self-regulated entities, such as the NYSE, the NASD, and FINRA. His prior cases have involved areas such as securities fraud, merger and acquisition disputes, shareholder lawsuits, partnership disputes, accounting fraud, FCPA violations and insider trading.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Pavlis was an Assistant United States Attorney for five years in the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted federal criminal cases and was a member of the securities and commodities fraud unit.
Recent matters that he has handled include:
Recipient, Director’s Award from the U.S. Department of Justice for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1990
Law Clerk to the Honorable T. F. Gilroy Daly, U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut, 1983-1985
American Bar Association (Sections on Litigation and Criminal Justice; Committees on White-Collar Crime, Complex Criminal Litigation, and Securities Litigation)
Connecticut Bar Association (Federal Practice Committee)
Federal Bar Council
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Director, Connecticut Legal Services
Trustee, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, Bridgeport, Connecticut