Paul Tumminia, Former Ex-Im Bank Regional Director, Joins Chadbourne & Parke in St. Petersburg

April 3, 2006

NEW YORK  — The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Paul Tumminia will become Counsel in the Firm's Russia & CIS Practice Group, resident in its recently opened St. Petersburg office. Prior to joining Chadbourne, he was Director for Russia, the CIS and Turkey at the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Mr. Tumminia, age 46, has more than a decade of hands-on experience with major projects in banking, oil and gas, and project finance in Russia and the CIS. He has also served as chief liaison officer to senior government leaders in the region and to U.S. government agencies with respect to new products and programs he helped to design and develop.

Mr. Tumminia has also served as Country Director in Tallinn, Estonia for the Baltic-American Enterprise Fund, providing support for small and medium sized enterprises in the Baltics.

"Paul Tumminia will be a significant addition to our St. Petersburg office. Russia and the CIS are his part of the world," said Laura M. Brank, Head of the Firm’s Russia & CIS Practice Group. "Paul’s knowledge of the Baltic countries and northwestern Russia will greatly enhance our capabilities in Russia and throughout Central and Eastern Europe."

Mr. Tumminia earned a B.A. from Haverford College, an M.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Practice Areas


Project Finance



Oil & Gas