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Mark Saltzburg

Abu Dhabi Investment Company (Invest AD)
Vice President - Legal Department
Abu Dhabi, ARE

Mark Saltzburg is Vice President, Legal of Abu Dhabi Investment Company (doing business under the name Invest AD), a sovereign wealth fund in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates that invests on a proprietary basis and provides private equity and private fund vehicles (primarily focused on listed equities) in which it and outside investors invest. Mark handles legal work at the company related to treasury operations, private equity, asset management, and sales and distribution of investment products. Mark's legal experience and expertise are in the areas of securities offerings and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and hedge fund formation, and corporate governance. Prior to his current role, Mark worked as a corporate and securities law attorney in the Northern Virginia office of the Squire, Sanders and Dempsey law firm. In addition to his legal background, Mark has a background in finance as a result of academic study in Economics and graduate level coursework in quantitative finance.  Mark is an active member of and contributor to legal and financial professional groups including the American Bar Association Business Law Section, Washington DC CFA Society and Washington Association of Money Managers. He has written numerous short practitioner-oriented articles and several treatise length publications on corporate takeover defenses, including an earlier edition of Background Report on Poison Pills at U.S. Companies.  Mark graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from George Washington University. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He has done substantial coursework at Georgetown University Law Center in the Securities Law and Financial Regulation LL.M program, which he expects to complete in December 2010.


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