Chief Operating Officer of Ridge Global Capital
Paul C. Lillios began his career in the legal profession with a prestigious appointment as a law clerk to a federal judge. Following completion of his one-year clerkship, he received an appointment as an Assistant United States Attorney, where he represented the United States and numerous federal agencies in both criminal and civil cases.
In 1994, Paul was appointed as a United States Administrative Law Judge in Chicago. Serving on the bench for over twenty years, Paul’s final position was as the Associate Chief Administrative Law Judge of the United States Social Security Administration where he gave administrative guidance and oversight to Social Security judges and attorneys across the country, directed internal investigations, and provided advice and counsel on a wide range of ethics and compliance issues.
Following his retirement from the bench, Paul returned to the practice of law counselling corporate executives in complex business, ethics and compliance matters, conducting internal and EEO investigations, and presiding over commercial arbitration hearings. Paul now brings his substantial public sector executive experience to Ridge Global Capital, where he primarily works with companies, either in providing financial advisory and management services associated with the federal government’s EB-5 foreign investment program or assisting with other related capital projects. Paul maintains his law licenses in Illinois and Iowa, holds a Series 65 license as an investment advisor and is a certified ethics and compliance professional.