MSU College of Law

Paul Burakoff

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Paul Burakoff worked for over 18 years in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit, specializing in the prosecution of financial and healthcare fraud criminal cases. During that period he spent almost a year in Albania training prosecutors as part of an international program administered by the U.S. Departments of State and Justice.

Prior to his federal service, he served as a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego, California, where he also taught law classes at both the law school and undergraduate level. Prior to that he worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and civil trial attorney in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

He has lectured classes at the University of Michigan's School of Law on the topic of prosecutorial ethics, and its School of Business on the criminal ramifications of certain business conduct.