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Marc J. Fagel

Marc J. Fagel

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Marc Fagel is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices and a Co-Chair of the Firm’s Securities Enforcement practice group.  Mr. Fagel’s practice focuses on the representation of public companies and their officers and directors, as well as financial institutions, hedge funds and private equity firms, accounting firms, and others in investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, FINRA, and other regulatory bodies.  Mr. Fagel also conducts internal investigations and represents clients in related civil actions.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Fagel spent over 15 years with the SEC, most recently serving as Regional Director of the SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office from 2008 to 2013. In his role as Regional Director, he was responsible for administering the SEC’s enforcement and examination programs for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, managing a staff of more than 100 lawyers, accountants, and other professionals.  Before his appointment as Regional Director, Mr. Fagel served as the office’s Associate Regional Director in charge of enforcement. While at the SEC, Mr. Fagel conducted and supervised investigations in nearly every subject area of the SEC’s enforcement program, including public company disclosure and reporting; insider trading; and matters involving major financial institutions, investment advisors, mutual funds, hedge funds and broker-dealers. 

Before joining the SEC, Mr. Fagel spent six years as an associate in the San Francisco office of a large international law firm, where he specialized in representing technology companies and their officers and directors in securities fraud class action litigation. Mr. Fagel received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and graduated in 1991 with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, Order of the Coif.

Marc J. Fagel is associated with the following items:
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Special Issues in Investigations of Attorneys - SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, June 09, 2017
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters SEC Investigations and Enforcement Actions - Securities Litigation: A Practitioner's Guide (Second Edition), Friday, September 21, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 2018 Mid-Year Securities Enforcement Update (July 30, 2018) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018

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