Timothy Spangler

timothy-spangler

Timothy Spangler

Partner

Orange County | 650 Town Center Drive, Suite 700, Costa Mesa, CA, United States of America 92626-7122
+1 949 442 6044 | +1 949 442 6010

Silicon Valley | 3000 El Camino Real, Five Palo Alto Square, Suite 650, Palo Alto, CA, United States of America 94306-2112
+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 “Private 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
  • Digital Assets and Virtual Currencies — 2019 Los Angeles Investment Management Symposium, Los Angeles, CA (November 21, 2019)
  • Digital Assets and Virtual Currencies — 2019 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 19, 2019)
  • Private Funds Nuts & Bolts: Digital Asset Funds — Challenges and Opportunities – Dechert LLP, Webinar (July 10, 2019)
  • Transforming Capital Markets Through Blockchain  LendIt Fintech USA 2019, San Francisco, CA (April 9, 2019)
  • Cryptocurrencies and Institutional Management, Part 2 — Presented by the California Alternative Investments Association, Webinar (January 16, 2019)
  • Global Marketplace Lending / Emerging Markets — Opal Group's Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit 2018, Dana Point, CA (November 29, 2018)
  • Blockchain Update for Investment Managers — 2018 Los Angeles Investment Management Symposium, Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2018)
  • Private Fund Developments — 2018 Los Angeles Investment Management Symposium, Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2018)
  • Private Funds Track — 2018 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 13, 2018)
  • Blockchain Update for Investment Managers — 2018 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 13, 2018)
  • Cryptocurrency Compliance for Asset Managers — Dechert LLP, Webcast (July 25, 2018)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Digital Assets — Blockchain Regulation Developments, Dechert LLP, Webinar (July 11, 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)
  • Discussion 6: Co-Investing Case Study — MFA West 2018, Santa Barbara, CA (May 7-9, 2018)
  • 2018 Global Alternative Funds Symposium — Dechert LLP, New York, NY (May 2, 2018)
  • US Update: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Issues, (April 24, 2018)
  • Alternatives, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: The ABCs of 2018 — Presented by BNY Mellon, New York (March 20, 2018)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Update, (March 14, 2018)
  • Preparing for Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets — Presented by the Regulatory Compliance Association, Webinar (February 28, 2018)
  • Preparing for Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets — Presented by the California Alternative Investments Association, Webinar (December 6, 2017)
  • FinTech: The Future is Now — 2017 Los Angeles Investment Management Symposium, Los Angeles, CA (November 29, 2017)
  • Private Funds Track — 2017 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 28, 2017)
  • FinTech: The Future is Now — 2017 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 28, 2017)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Cryptocurrency Funds — Dechert LLP, Webinar (November 8, 2017)
  • PE/VC Fund Terms – What is Market? — Presented by CalALTS, Webinar (September 13, 2017)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts Webinar Series: Broker-Dealer Issues for Fund Managers — Dechert LLP, Webinar (June 14, 2017)
  • Public Disclosure, Investor Risk and Private Equity Return — AltsLA 2017, Los Angeles (March 22, 2017)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Hedge Fund Economics — Dechert LLP, Webinar (January 11, 2017)
  • 2016 Los Angeles Investment Management Symposium — Dechert LLP, Los Angeles, CA (November 10, 2016)
  • Private Funds Track — 2016 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 9, 2016)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Dealing with the SEC — Dechert LLP, Webinar (November 2, 2016)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Vehicles and Structures — Dechert LLP, Webinar (September 14, 2016)
  • Hedge Funds in 2016 - Evolving Trends and Structures Webinar — Dechert LLP, Webinar (June 29, 2016)
  • Marketing Funds in Europe: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges for Investment Funds — Presented by Dechert LLP and BNP Paribas, San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA (May 4 & May 5, 2016)

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