Paulis has 6 years of experience in AML/CFT and sanctions compliance, having worked as a lawyer at Deloitte and since 2019 – at the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Latvia. At FIU, Paulis leads public-private partnership (PPP) and sanctions-related projects. He is a member of the Steering Group of the Europol Financial Intelligence Public Private Partnership (EFIPPP). He has a Master’s degree in law and is currently pursuing a PhD in law with a focus on international sanctions. He is a Certified AML Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS).