Timothy Spangler

timothy-spangler

Timothy Spangler

Partner

Orange County | 650 Town Center Drive, Suite 700, Costa Mesa, CA, United States of America 92626-1905
+1 949 442 6044 | +1 949 442 6010

Silicon Valley | 2440 W. El Camino Real, Suite 700, Mountain View, CA, United States of America 94040-1499
+1 650 813 4803 | +1 650 813 4848

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Timothy Spangler focuses his practice on the intersection of alternative investment management and financial technology innovations.

Mr. Spangler assists clients with the formation, structuring and negotiation of private investment vehicles across numerous jurisdictions around the world. He regularly advises fund sponsors and promoters on the structuring and launch of hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds, as well as with respect to their co-investment arrangements, internal partnerships and personal investments. On a selective basis, he advises potential investors in private investment funds. Mr. Spangler also has particular experience counseling clients on the ongoing compliance obligations of investment management firms operating in a rapidly evolving global regulatory landscape, including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

Dividing his time between the firm's Orange County and Silicon Valley offices, Mr. Spangler also advises clients on the impact of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital assets on the financial services industry and the innovation economy.

Mr. Spangler has been recognized by The Legal 500 (US) in the area of alternative/hedge funds, the most recent edition stating that he is “accessible and helpful - he brings a global perspective to things.” He has also been recognized in Chambers Global in the area of USA Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, Foreign Expert for UK. He is listed in The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Investment Funds in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He is also "Recommended" for his work with Investment Funds in The PLC Cross-Border Investment Funds Handbook and is mentioned in The International Who’s Who Legal for Private Funds.

Mr. Spangler has practiced law around the world, including New York and London. He is a frequent author and speaker on issues regarding developments in alternative investment funds and financial technology. He also organizes the firm's successful monthly webinar series titled “Hedge Funds: Nuts and Bolts.”

Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Applied Mathematics
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D.
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Ph.D., Law
Admissions
  • California
  • New York
  • England and Wales
Speaking Engagements
  • Global Marketplace Lending / Emerging Markets - Opal Group's Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit 2018, Dana Point, CA (November 29, 2018)
  • Bitcoin + 10: Ten Years of Virtual Currencies and Blockchain — New York, NY (October 11, 2018) 
  • RCA's Enforcement, Compliance & Operations (ECO) Symposium, New York, NY (May 15, 2018)

Tim Spangler speaks at a bonus session entitled "Professional Responsibility for Legal and Compliance Executives"

For more information, please visit the program website.  

  • MFA West 2018, Santa Barbara, CA (May 7-9, 2018)

Dechert is proud to be a sponsor of MFA West 2018.

This program offers fund managers and allocators thought leadership on how to implement and maintain best-in-class operational, legal, compliance, investment and technology infrastructure. Panelists share best practices and lessons learned, in addition to current areas of focus and what is next on their agenda. Timothy Spangler participates in a panel discussion titled "Co-Investing Case Study."

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  • US Update: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Issues, (April 24, 2018)

Partner Timothy Spangler addresses how recent regulatory changes in the United States and abroad impact the structuring and documentation of cryptocurrency funds. He also discusses what lies ahead for investment managers in 2018 as blockchain technology is implemented more and more widely across financial markets.

  • Alternatives, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: The ABCs of 2018 — Presented by BNY Mellon, New York (March 20, 2018)

During the program, Timothy Spangler speaks on a panel about the technical foundation of cryptocurrencies and considerations for investment, in addition to Blockchain’s impact on the financial services industry and the broader economy.

  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Update, (March 14, 2018) VIDEO

Partner Timothy Spangler analyzes how recent regulatory changes in the United States and abroad impact the structuring and documentation of cryptocurrency funds.  He also discusses what lies ahead for investment managers in 2018 as blockchain technology is implemented more and more widely across financial markets.

  • Public Disclosure, Investor Risk and Private Equity Return — AltsLA 2017, Los Angeles (March 22, 2017)

During this event, Timothy Spangler speaks on a panel titled “Public Disclosure, Investor Risk and Private Equity Return.” This panel focuses private equity legislation and the lack of enforcement of the asset class.

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