Paul C.Huck Jr.

Partner

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Paul Huck's practice focuses on business litigation, regulatory advice, and government investigations. He has an extensive legal career working in the private and public sectors. He has represented entities and individuals in trials and appeals before state and federal courts in complex commercial litigation and cases of constitutional significance.

From 2007 to 2008, Paul served as general counsel to the governor of Florida and was the principal legal advisor to the governor on a host of constitutional, legislative, and statutory issues affecting the executive branch. He also supervised the major litigation being prosecuted or defended by the governor's executive agencies, including cases arising in the environmental, transportation, and health care arenas. Additionally, Paul engaged in extensive sovereign-to-sovereign negotiations and dispute resolution proceedings, including the negotiation of a gaming compact entered into between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the dispute among Florida, Georgia, and Alabama regarding the allocation of water rights among those three states. Paul also served as the deputy attorney general for Florida, where he was involved in the prosecution of a wide variety of civil enforcement and criminal matters in the health care, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical industries, among others.

At the start of his career, Paul practiced at a Miami litigation boutique law firm from 1993 to 2002, where he concentrated on complex commercial litigation. During that time, he represented a wide range of clients on business torts, shareholder disputes, and violations of the federal securities and antitrust laws.

Experience

  • Board of directors of Roper Technologies defend against shareholder derivative lawsuit challenging company's director and CEO compensationJones Day is defending the directors of Roper Technologies, Inc. in a shareholder derivative lawsuit alleging they caused the company to pay excessive compensation to the directors themselves, and to the company's former CEO.
  • LCR and several affiliates acquire substantially all assets of CS Mining pursuant to sale under section 363 of Bankruptcy CodeJones Day represents various affiliates of Lippo China Resources Limited ("LCR") in connection with its investment in excess of $75 million in CS Mining, LLC, a copper mining company based in Milford, Utah that is the subject of a chapter 11 case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah.
  • Investment Corporation of Palm Beach appeals denial of license to conduct slots machine gamingJones Day is representing the Investment Corporation of Palm Beach in its appeal of a decision by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to deny the company a license to conduct slots machine gaming.
  • Seller of oil field concessions defends FCPA investigationJones Day is representing an individual who is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in relation to the sale of certain oil field concessions in Argentina.
  • National bank resolves threat of service discontinuation by vendorJones Day represented a national bank in litigation brought by a vendor that provides armored car and other cash-in-transit services to the bank's branches and ATMs.
  • Major multinational corporation undergoes internal investigation into accounting fraud and corruptionJones Day conducted an internal investigation into alleged accounting fraud and corruption in the international operations of a major publicly traded multinational corporation.
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