Mr. Paul L. Perito is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Operating Officer of Star Scientific Inc. He is Company?s President and Chief Operating Officer, or COO, and has served in that capacity since November 1999. He has served as a member of Company Board of Directors since December 1999 and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since August 2000. Mr. Perito served as company?s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Ethics Officer from June 1999 through November 1999. Previously, Mr. Perito was a senior partner in the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, or PHJ&W, from July 1991 until June 1999. Mr. Perito resigned his position as senior counsel to PHJ&W as of March 31, 2001. Prior to his reentry into private practice, he served as Chief Counsel and Deputy Director of the White House Special Action Office on Drug Abuse Prevention from 1971 to 1973. Mr. Perito graduated from Tufts University, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and from the Harvard Law School. Mr. Perito was a Rotary International Scholar at the Victoria University of Manchester in Manchester, England, and in Lund University, Lund, Sweden, in P.P.E. in 19601961 before entering Harvard Law School. Mr. Perito graduated from Harvard Law School, as an Edward John Noble Scholar, in 1964. Mr. Perito was the President of the Harvard Law School Association of the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2010 and is now Chair Emeritus. He served as Chairman of the Harvard Law School Class of 1964 Reunion and Fund Committees from 1995 to 2010 and served as CoChair of the World Alumni Congress in 20062007, and Class Agent for the Harvard Law School Fund in 20062007. Mr. Perito is a member of the International Board of Overseers of Tufts University, a former member of the Board of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC, and CoChair of Treliant Risk Advisors, LLC.
These credentials are meaningless. He is a life-long bureaucrat who has never built or created value in a business. His million dollar salary is pouring money down the drain. The sooner he leaves, the better.
All very well and good, but when the FEDS come calling with far ranging sepeonas---that shocking day==all harddrives are ceased-- Jonnies Paulies TTs---all cellphones and records---all files. Get the picture. No time to clean up the house. Happened to a doctor I know. Married with two kids. Nicest seeming guy. Great credentials. Well the office was torn apart. Two years later he was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for child porn violations. Not in a million years did anyone see this coming. And why this small fry?? Cause they knew that they had the goods and could build a case!!