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Paul Atkins

Paul Atkins

Chief Executive Officer Patomak Global Partners


Paul Atkins is chief executive of Patomak Global Partners, LLC, a financial services consultancy that provides industry and regulatory expertise, delivers value in an efficient manner, and provides a competitive edge to companies navigating the global marketplace. He founded the company in 2009.

At Patomak, Mr. Atkins leads client work for financial services firms regarding an array of issues, including regulatory requirements, investigating and improving the effectiveness of compliance systems, and designing and implementing compliance policies and procedures. His work spans Dodd-Frank compliance, domestic regulatory advocacy, European regulatory advice, and corporate governance issues. Mr. Atkins regularly serves as an independent compliance consultant and a court-appointed monitor in settlements involving the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. His expert witness engagements include federal, state, and foreign litigation, as well as SEC matters.

Since 2017, Mr. Atkins has led industry efforts to develop best practices for digital asset issuances and trading platforms as co-chair of the Token Alliance, an initiative of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. In 2017, Mr. Atkins also served on the president's Strategic and Policy Forum, advising on financial markets regulation and economic policy. In the lead-up to the 2016 election and 2017 inauguration, Mr. Atkins led the President-elect’s transition team for independent financial regulatory agencies. During the transition, Mr. Atkins served on the “landing teams” of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Prior to founding Patomak, from July 2002 to August 2008, Mr. Atkins served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. During his two terms, he advocated better transparency and consistency in the SEC’s decision-making and enforcement activities and smarter regulation that considers costs and benefits. He represented the SEC at various meetings of the US–EU Transatlantic Economic Council, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, the World Economic Forum, and the Transatlantic Business Dialogue.

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