Co-founder & Partner
Paul C. Rauser
Mr. Rauser is a co-founder and partner of the firm. His practice focuses on domestic and international white-collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, and high-stakes commercial litigation and arbitration. Mr. Rauser regularly counsels clients operating in heightened-risk environments on a broad range of issues, including securities fraud and financial crimes, privacy law, information security and privacy, foreign corrupt practices and international sanctions, money laundering, lobbying, and campaign finance. He has represented a variety of companies and individuals in high-profile inquiries, including formal and informal investigations conducted by the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s offices, state Attorneys General, both houses of Congress, and numerous regulatory and investigative agencies. International public-sector institutions regularly retain Mr. Rauser to provide counsel and conduct internal investigations into fraud and corruption in their programs and projects.
Represented a Cabinet official in connection with his politically-charged testimony before multiple congressional committees regarding allegations of misconduct.
Represented a prominent Republican operative before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence concerning alleged Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Represented the former Chair of a political party’s National Committee in preparing for and giving testimony before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding alleged improprieties. The New York Times reported on its front page the next day that “point by point, with color charts for the senators and glossy handouts for reporters, [the client] rebutted” all allegations of wrongdoing.
Represented the leadership of a prominent Republican-affiliated 501(c)(3) entity in connection with investigations by both houses of Congress into the entity’s fundraising and political activities, as well as subsequent tax matters arising out of allegations that the entity was misused.
Represented an Obama administration official before multiple committees in connection with investigations into improper IRS “targeting” of Republican-leaning not-for-profit organizations.
Represented the former Chief Risk Officer of Freddie Mac in connection with investigations by multiple congressional committees into the 2008 financial crisis.
Represented Vice President Dick Cheney in connection with a number of matters from the Election 2000 recount onward.
Represented two Directors of Central Intelligence in non-public investigations.
Represented congressional staff in connection with lobbyist-related misconduct allegations.
Represented a well-known Deputy Head of State in connection with allegations before Congress that he abused his office and laundered the proceeds of corruption through the United States.
Mr. Rauser graduated from Wesleyan University in 1991 with University Honors and Highest Honors in the College of Letters, and in 1995 from the Yale Law School, where he served as Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following graduation, Mr. Rauser clerked for Judge Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to founding Aegis, Mr. Rauser practiced at Williams & Connolly LLP, in Washington, D.C.