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SEC Regional Director Marc Fagel to Join Gibson Dunn in San Francisco

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Marc Fagel will join the San Francisco office as a partner.  Most recently the Director of the San Francisco Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Fagel will join the firm’s Securities Enforcement practice. 

“We are delighted to welcome Marc to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Securities enforcement investigations and actions, as well as related white collar and private securities class actions and derivative litigation, are on the rise.  Given his experience, visibility and reputation in this area, Marc will be a tremendous resource for our clients.”

Marc has established an excellent reputation during his tenure with the SEC and is highly respected by the securities enforcement bar in the Bay Area and nationally,” said Mary Murphy, Partner in Charge of the San Francisco office.  “His addition will further deepen the geographic strength of our Securities Enforcement Group on the West Coast, and supplement the capabilities of our national securities litigation and enforcement practices to address multi-faceted investigations and litigation.”

“After more than 15 years at the SEC, I am looking forward to returning to private practice,” Fagel said.  “With its national reputation in securities litigation and enforcement and established client base, Gibson Dunn is a perfect fit for me.”

About Marc Fagel

During his 15-year tenure with the SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office, Fagel has served as Regional Director since 2008, as Associate Regional Director from 2005 to 2008, and before that as Assistant Regional Director, branch chief and enforcement attorney.  In his role as Regional Director, he has been responsible for administering the SEC’s enforcement and examination programs for Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, managing a staff of more than 100 lawyers, accountants, and other professionals.

While at the SEC, Fagel has conducted, supervised or overseen hundreds of investigations in nearly every major subject area of the SEC’s enforcement program, including public company disclosure and reporting; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Regulation FD matters; national and international insider trading investigations; matters involving major financial institutions; potential charges involving regulated entities and financial services professionals, including investment advisors, investment companies (mutual funds), hedge funds and broker-dealers; investigations into offerings of securities, ranging from outright Ponzi schemes to complex, nationwide enterprises; and issues involving potential market manipulation and penny stock schemes.  He was at the forefront of the SEC’s initiative on stock option backdating and oversaw some of the largest securities fraud cases filed in the Pacific Northwest. 

Fagel graduated in 1991 with honors from the University of Chicago Law School and was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif.

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