Paul V. Monsour is an associate in the global energy transactions practice.

Practice & Background

Mr. Monsour’s practice focuses on securities regulation, capital markets transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters for a variety of companies in the energy industry.

Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Monsour served in various capacities within the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 2004-2015. As an attorney-advisor in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, Mr. Monsour reviewed registration statements and other filings made under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Such filings included primary, secondary and shelf offerings; merger and acquisition proxies; issuer and third-party tender offers; spinoffs; Exxon Capital transactions; equity lines; and resale transactions. As a senior staff accountant in the Division of Corporation Finance, he reviewed SEC filings for compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification; and the SEC’s regulations, staff guidance and interpretations applicable to financial reporting.

Before serving at the SEC, Mr. Monsour worked as an auditor for two of the Big Four accounting firms.

Mr. Monsour received a B.S. in both accounting and finance from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, with a focus on banking, corporate finance, and securities law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar. Mr. Monsour is also a certified public accountant, licensed in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi (active in both states).

Public Service

Mr. Monsour has many years of experience in the government sector, including serving as:

  • an attorney-advisor, Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance (2011-2015)
  • a senior staff accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance (2004-2011).

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker; “SEC Hot Topics: Legal, Accounting and Corporate Governance Developments for Public Companies,” the Houston Bar Association’s’ monthly presentation to its Corporate Counsel Section, March 22, 2016
  • Speaker; “The Global Energy Industry: A Look to the Year Ahead in 2016,” Akin Gump’s semi-annual energy briefing, January 14, 2016