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Paul R Bessette

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Paul Bessette specializes in defending companies and individuals in securities and shareholder litigation, as well as in SEC investigations and enforcement actions. As a partner and co-chair of the Securities and Shareholder Litigation practice, Paul has nearly three decades of experience representing clients in a wide array of complex commercial and business litigation matters. He has led the defense of companies, officers and directors, underwriters and accountants in scores of shareholder class actions cases around the country. Mr. Bessette regularly works with companies, individuals, audit committees and special committees leading internal investigations and litigating breaches of fiduciary duty.

Paul frequently speaks and writes on shareholder litigation, corporate disclosure, corporate governance and related topics.