Paul Atkins

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CEO, Patomak Global Partners

Paul founded Patomak Global Partners, LLC in 2009 and serves as the chief executive officer. Since 2017, Paul has led industry efforts to develop best practices for digital asset issuances and trading platforms as co-chair of the Token Alliance, an initiative of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. In 2017, Paul served as a member of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum advising on financial markets regulation and economic policy, and he led the President-elect’s transition team for independent financial regulatory agencies.

Prior to founding Patomak, Paul served as a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2002 to 2008. From 2009 to 2010, he was appointed by Congress to serve as a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). He started his public service work in 1990, serving on the staffs of SEC chairmen Richard C. Breeden and Arthur Levitt as chief of staff and counsellor, respectively, until 1994. Before his government service, Paul was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and predecessor firm Coopers & Lybrand. He began his career as a lawyer with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York.

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