Paul L. Vorndran has been a Colorado trial attorney for 30 years in securities litigation and enforcement defense. He represents clients in complex civil financial matters before state and federal courts and in a variety of arbitration forums. He has extensive experience in the areas of investment, securities, and insurance regulation and litigation.
During his six years with the Colorado Attorney General, Paul represented the Colorado Securities and Insurance Commissioners and brought enforcement actions against both promoters and non-securities licensed, independent insurance agents. Now he works the other side, advising and defending individuals and businesses, including registered persons and companies, engaged in the investment business, including registered investment advisers, investment adviser representatives, broker-dealers, securities sales representatives, and insurance producers in both regulatory matters and customer disputes.
Paul defends individuals and entities in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Colorado Securities and Insurance Commissioners, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He also defends actions brought by investors against licensed and unlicensed sellers of investments.
Paul has substantial experience and success defending private litigation seeking damages under federal and state securities laws, common law and statutory claims governing the conduct of various types of business entities. He also represents investors in actions against broker-dealers, investment advisers and insurance producers. He has successfully obtained judgments and settlements for investors on claims such as unlicensed selling, breach of fiduciary duty, and unsuitability.
Paul is Chairman of the Firm’s Litigation Section. He has earned an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and an Avvo rating of 10, and is a frequent speaker and writer to business and legal professionals in areas relevant to securities law and enforcement defense.
Paul represents investment advisers, broker-dealers and insurance producers in cases involving:
Securities Litigation / Enforcement Defense
The University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 1992)
Purdue University (B.A. Philosophy, 1989)