Paul D’Emilia is a New York City based attorney specializing in the fields of international law, criminal defense, estate matters, business consulting, real estate, private investigations and general counsel work
Prior to his recent return to private practice Mr. D’Emilia worked for Governor Andrew Cuomo as the New York State Inspector General responsible for the investigation of fraud and corruption for the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board. As Inspector General he oversaw a statewide agency that investigated and referred for prosecution malfeasance that recuperated millions of dollars annually back to the taxpayers.
Mr. D’Emilia was legal counsel in a private equity firm that specialized in early-stage investments in the real property development, technology, and consumer sectors. In addition to his management role in vetting opportunities and investors, he oversaw due diligence operations and was instrumental in developing the firm’s sub-specialty of sports franchise procurement and marketing at the international level.
Prior to 2007, Mr. D’Emilia was the Managing Director and General Counsel of TKG, an international consulting firm that specialized in complex security assessments and planning, emergency preparedness, crisis management and response, procurement assistance as well as corporate investigations and due diligence.
Previously, Mr. D’Emilia was the Managing Director and Head of Investigations for the investigative and consulting firm of Nardello Schwartz & Co. from its inception in 2004. He was the direct overseer of monitorship appointments and compliance, as well as the primary author of ethics and anti-fraud programs.
Mr. D’Emilia had been an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn, N.Y.) since 1991. His prior legal experience included a civil litigation firm based in Manhattan and the Organized Crime Strike Force of the United States Attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York. He also worked for the United States Department of Justice as the Resident Legal Advisor to the United States Embassy in Albania.
During his tenure with the Justice Department, Mr. D’Emilia cultivated extensive working relationships with numerous foreign government agencies and officials. Of particular note was his work with his European counterparts in the Foreign Ministry, Diplomatic Corps, Intelligence Division and Judiciary.
Extensive global contacts from his ongoing business and legal assignments throughout Europe provide clients with the acquired perspective, knowledge and assurance needed to handle the most sensitive of matters.
Mr. D’Emilia is a graduate of Fordham University and the Fordham University School of Law. He has been a lecturer in Trial Advocacy courses, a member of the Columbian Lawyers Association, and is fluent in Italian. He is married and lives with his family in Manhattan.