Paul Marquardt is a partner in Cleary Gottlieb’s Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, foreign investment review and anticorruption issues.
He regularly advises sophisticated international clients regarding the application of US sanctions and anti-money laundering laws, as well as export control matters, interacting regularly with OFAC, FinCEN, the US Department of State, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and other domestic and international regulators.
Paul has significant experience in reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and he has represented clients in a number of high-profile matters. He also has wide-ranging diligence and compliance experience in anticorruption matters under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act, as well as experience in related complex corporate governance questions and internal investigations.
Paul also advises on a broad range of cross-border transactional matters, particularly in the private equity and financial sectors, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate transactions. He has substantial public and private international law experience and has represented a number of governments and international organisations.
Paul is recognised as a leading sanctions & export control lawyer and CFIUS Expert by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee.
He received a JD from Yale Law School, an MA from Yale University and a BA from the University of Michigan.