Marc Fagel spent nearly 30 years as a Bay Area securities litigator with a focus on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement. After six years as an associate at Morrison & Foerster, Marc joined the SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office as an enforcement staff attorney, investigating matters including insider trading, public company financial fraud, and misconduct by investment professionals. Marc later became the office’s Head of Enforcement and, from 2008-2013, served as Regional Director, overseeing the SEC’s enforcement and inspection programs throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest and managing the office’s staff of over 100 professionals.
After nearly 16 years with the SEC, Marc joined Gibson Dunn as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco and Palo Alto Offices, where he served as Co-Chair of the firm’s national Securities Enforcement practice group. Marc’s practice focused on representing public companies and their officers and directors, as well as financial institutions and investment managers, in investigations by the SEC, the Department of Justice, and other state and federal regulatory authorities.
In 2019, Marc retired from the full-time practice of law, and has since dedicated himself to writing and volunteer activities. Marc is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Board of Advisors of VoteRiders, a non-partisan organization dedicated to helping voters secure ID required by increasingly draconian voter ID requirements. He volunteers with local food banks, and has served as an election monitor for recent state and national elections.
Marc received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School.