Winston M Paes

Winston M Paes

Litigation Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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Winston M Paes is a litigation partner in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and advises clients on white-collar criminal defence, regulatory enforcement, internal investigations and complex civil litigation. Mr Paes is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA (2021), where clients describe him as ‘fantastic’ and ‘a brilliant, strategic lawyer who has tremendous respect from his time in the government’. He is also recognised by The Legal 500: US (2021).

Prior to joining the firm, Mr Paes served for nine years as an Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, the final two years of which he spent as Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section. As Section Chief, Mr Paes supervised a team of 20 experienced federal prosecutors focused on white-collar matters. Under his leadership, the EDNY significantly expanded its white-collar practice and prosecuted a number of the Department of Justice’s most high-profile matters. Before his appointment as a Section Chief, Mr Paes also served as the Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section and Supervisor of its Medicare Fraud Task Force.

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