Mr. Hinton has over 20 years of experience directing projects and providing expert testimony in securities litigation and enforcement.

Mr. Hinton is an expert on topics in finance, economics, and valuation. His recent case experience includes:

  • Lehman Brothers securities class action litigation regarding alleged disclosure failures in connection with securities offerings prior to and during the financial crisis;
  • Starr v. US case on AIG’s failure and the terms of government assistance, involving the effects of a run in shadow banking on CDO mark-to-market pricing and CDS collateral calls;
  • MF Global UK administration proceeding over the valuation of customer positions and the use of hindsight; and,
  • White Collar cases, providing analysis of patterns of alleged insider trading and mapping financial flows in the investigation of money laundering.

Mr. Hinton’s prior professional experience includes project finance at the London investment bank Morgan Grenfell. His recent publications cover topics including the challenges of regulating HFT, whether mortgage underwriting was to blame for subprime losses, the Olympus accounting scandal, and the causes of bank failures during the credit crisis. He holds an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and a graduate degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


The Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Master of Public Policy
Oxford University, BA in Engineering Science

Personal Interests

Paul is on the Board of GallopNYC, an organization that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities and special needs. Additional information about the organization and Paul’s involvement is available in this video.