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Frederic T. Spindel

Senior Counsel

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Fred Spindel is Senior Counsel of BuckleySandler LLP. He has over 30 years of private practice experience in the areas of corporate and securities transactions and regulation, and serves as the firm's General Counsel.

Mr. Spindel counsels financial services companies and other business entities across a broad spectrum of matters, with particular focus on mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and restructurings, as well as private equity, venture capital and other public and private financings. He also advises on corporate governance and shareholder relations.

Another principal component of Mr. Spindel's practice involves representation of investment banks, asset managers, securities brokerage firms and hedge funds. In addition to assisting in development of investment products, he provides advice on securities regulatory compliance issues, and has acted as counsel in SEC, FINRA and exchange investigative and enforcement proceedings, as well as in private court litigation and arbitrations concerning financial fraud, manipulation, insider trading and other violations of securities and commodities laws.

Mr. Spindel has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he has taught courses on corporate and securities practice. He has also served as a legal advisor to securities commissions and stock exchanges in various developing and emerging countries on reforming laws and regulations governing the financial sector and capital markets. Mr. Spindel is a member of the Corporate Governance and the Venture Capital and Private Equity Committees of the American Bar Association.

Before joining the firm as a partner, Mr. Spindel was a partner in the Washington offices of several major national law firms. Prior to entering private practice, he served as an Assistant General Counsel of the Securities & Exchange Commission and thereafter as Deputy General Counsel to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission where he was responsible for major regulatory initiatives and oversaw the agency's litigation program.

Mr. Spindel received a J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law (Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Texas Law Review), and an A.B. from Cornell University (John McMullen Regional Scholar). Mr. Spindel saw military service as a Captain in the United States Army and was certified by Judge Advocate General as counsel for General and Special Courts Martial.

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