Paul A. Breucop is an attorney in the firm’s Orange County office. His practice focuses on construction law, professional liability, public entity liability and general business litigation, including the representation of general contractors, construction managers, developers, architects, and engineers. Before joining the firm, Mr. Breucop represented investors, including public entities, in securities fraud litigation across the country. He has substantial experience in all phases of litigation, including pre-litigation investigations, pleadings, discovery, class certification, dispositive motions, and appeals.
Mr. Breucop received his Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Religious Studies from Santa Clara University in 2006 and his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2011.
Secured $250 Million Recovery after Class Certification and Summary Judgment in Insider Trading Case: Mr. Breucop was part of a team that represented two state pension funds and an individual against a multibillion-dollar hedge fund and a pharmaceutical company for insider trading violations. The team secured class certification and successfully defeated a petition to appeal the class certification order. The team also won summary judgment on numerous key elements of their claims. As a result of these successes and others, the team secured $250 million for investors—a record-breaking recovery in an insider trading case.
Recovered $75 Million for Investors in Securities Fraud Related to Billion-Dollar Construction Project: Mr. Breucop was part of a team that represented state, municipal, county, and international pension funds in a securities fraud action against a publicly-traded company and its executives for misrepresentations and omissions about a multi-billion dollar construction project in Las Vegas. After briefing class certification, the team secured a $75 million recovery for its clients and the company’s investors.
Secured $9.5 Million for Investors after Class Certification and Pending Summary Judgment: Mr. Breucop and a team of litigators represented two county pension funds in a lawsuit against a public-traded company and its executives for failing to disclose certain related-party transactions in violation of the federal securities laws. With his team, he secured a $9.5 million recovery for the company’s investors after obtaining class certification.
Defeated Motions to Dismiss and Secured $3.25 Million Settlement: Mr. Breucop was part of a team that represented an individual investor in a securities fraud suit against a biotechnology company and its executives for misrepresentations and omissions that concealed the company’s payments to authors who wrote articles promoting the company’s stock. Mr. Breucop helped defeat multiple motions to dismiss and ultimately helped secure a $3.25 million recovery for the company’s investors.