Thomas Zaccaro, Nicolas Morgan and Sam Puathasnanon have joined law firm Paul Hastings in its Los Angeles office. The firm announced last month that Zaccaro and Morgan will join the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense practice as partners, and Puathasnanon will join it as Of Counsel. Zaccaro, Morgan, Puathasnanon and their team are joining Paul Hastings from Zaccaro Morgan LLP, an SEC enforcement boutique that Zaccaro and Morgan co-founded in 2015.
Previously, Zaccaro was a partner at Paul Hastings, as well as Chief Trial Counsel of the SEC’s Pacific Regional Office. Zaccaro also previously served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and as a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section.
Morgan was a partner at DLA Piper LLP, and previously served as senior trial counsel in the SEC’s Enforcement Division and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California.
Puathasnanon also previously served at the SEC, first as a senior counsel and then senior trial counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Zaccaro Morgan associates Peter Brejcha, Jenifer Q. Doan and Kyle Jones are also joining Paul Hastings.