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Paul Freeman

Senior Counsel

pfreeman@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.895.4251
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Paul Freeman is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources and Government Contracts groups. He brings two decades of diverse experience advising clients in the energy, maritime, and aerospace and defense industries on a range of issues, with a primary emphasis on matters involving enforcement defense, litigation, and risk management.

Paul routinely advises clients in response to investigations by, or inquiries from, a range of regulators, primarily the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and also including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and state attorneys general.
 
Over the past several years Paul has represented a wide range of fuel suppliers, commodities traders, and other market participants in matters arising under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, including the RFS Quality Assurance Program and the ongoing representation of clients currently confronting enforcement by EPA and DOJ under the RFS regime. 

Extending his risk management and investigations practice across multiple industrial sectors, Paul also counsels Fortune 50 defense contractors on compliance with aspects of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), including the mandatory disclosure rule, and he routinely conducts internal investigations involving supply chain risks, ethics, quality systems, contract compliance, and potential false claims.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Paul was counsel at a major global law firm.

Education

  • St. Lawrence University, B.A. (1995) cum laude
  • Vermont Law School, J.D. (1998)
  • Vermont Law School, M.S.E.L. (2001) cum laude

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: New York, Connecticut, District of Columbia, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

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"Supply Chain – Where Adversaries and Adversity Meet," OOPS 20/20 - Setting Your Sights (October 19, 2020). Presenters: Paul Freeman, Chalana N. Damron, Abigail Stokes, and Stephanie L. Crawford.
Speech/Presentation
"Election 2020: The DNC and RNC Conventions Present Stark Contrast on Energy and Environmental Agendas," Election 2020 Series (August 28, 2020). Contacts: Byron R. Brown, Paul Freeman, Tyler A. O'Connor
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Revisions to DOJ’s Corporate Compliance Guidance Indicate that a Dynamic, Data-Driven and Well-Resourced Compliance Program is More Important than Ever," White Collar Alert (June 8, 2020). Contacts: Jacinta Alves, Lorraine M. Campos, Carlton Greene, Derek A. Hahn, Thomas A. Hanusik, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Paul Freeman, Tiffany Wynn
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Managing Environmental Compliance and Exposure to Liability During the Coronavirus Crisis," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 8, 2020). Presenters: David Chung, Peter Gray, Robert Meyers, Kirsten L. Nathanson, Byron R. Brown, and Paul Freeman.
Speech/Presentation
"EPA Issues Policy On Conditions For Enforcement Discretion During the Coronavirus Crisis," (March 27, 2020). Contacts: David Chung, Peter Gray, Warren Lehrenbaum, Thomas A. Lorenzen, Robert Meyers, Kirsten L. Nathanson, Byron R. Brown, Paul Freeman, Jennifer A. Giblin, Leland P. Frost
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Navigating an Evolving Supply Chain Landscape in the Face of the Coronavirus Pandemic," Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 25, 2020). Presenters: Adelicia R. Cliffe, Evan D. Wolff, Paul Freeman, Michelle D. Coleman, Stephanie L. Crawford, and Michael G. Gruden.
Speech/Presentation
"Government Contracts – A Secure Supply Chain Is a Competitive Advantage," Crowell & Moring's Regulatory Forecast 2020 (February 26, 2020). Contributors: Adelicia R. Cliffe, Paul Freeman, and Judy Choi.
Publication
"GIDEP Reporting for All - The New FAR Counterfeit Parts and Nonconformance Reporting Requirement," Crowell & Moring Webinar (December 17, 2019). Presenters: Peter Eyre, Paul Freeman, and Stephanie L. Crawford.
Speech/Presentation
"The Month in International Trade – November 2019," International Trade Bulletin (December 11, 2019). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Walter (Sam) Boone, Spencer Toubia, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Paul Freeman, Rebecca Toro Condori
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Supply Chain Perspectives — Connecting the Dots on Supply Chain Security and Risk Management," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 2, 2019). Contacts: Adelicia R. Cliffe, Peter Eyre, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Paul Freeman, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G
Client Alert / Newsletter

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