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Paul H. Schoeman


Phone: 212.715.9264 Fax: 212.715.8064 New York

Paul Schoeman co-chairs Kramer Levin’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group. Mr. Schoeman represents clients in a variety of major criminal, civil and regulatory cases and investigations. He has defended high-profile matters involving every aspect of white collar crime, including securities fraud, money laundering, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud, insider trading, accounting fraud and tax evasion. He has also conducted numerous corporate internal investigations and represented corporate and individual clients in investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, the United States Congress, the New York State Attorney General and others. Mr. Schoeman is an accomplished trial lawyer and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Schoeman originally joined Kramer Levin in 2003 and left in 2007 to serve as the Chief Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He rejoined the firm in 2009. As Chief Assistant, Mr. Schoeman supervised the office’s Criminal and Civil Divisions.

Before joining Kramer Levin in 2003, Mr. Schoeman previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney, first as a line assistant and subsequently as Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section. He represented the United States as lead counsel in a wide variety of significant federal criminal prosecutions and conducted numerous jury trials involving securities fraud, labor racketeering, tax evasion, identity theft and narcotics trafficking. He received a 2003 Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.

Mr. Schoeman speaks frequently at conferences on topics of criminal law and white collar defense. He has served as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, where he taught White Collar Crime.

Mr. Schoeman is recognized in Chambers USA 2014, The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2015), Legal 500 US (2011-2012) and New York Super Lawyers, where he has been listed since 2007.

J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1995  
A.B., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University, 1991
New York, 1996
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Honorable Edward R. Korman,  United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1995 - 1996
    -South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc., Board Member
    -City Bar Fund, Board Member
    -Citizens Budget Commission, Trustee
    -Member, Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Eastern District of New York