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  • Samuel Eugene Spital

    David Seide has a quite impressive background and is clearly a distinguished lawyer who I endorse, among other things, for his government service


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DCActive 198907/10/2016
NYCurrently registered 198403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Evaluation Award for ExcellenceFederal Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE)2013
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Counselor to the Inspector GeneralUS Department of State2013 - Present
Director of Special ProjectsFederal Housing Finance Aagency - Office of Inspector General2011 - Present
PartnerCurtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosie2008 - 2010
CounselWilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr2004 - 2008
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Dept. of Justice1991 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Amercan Bar FoundationFellow2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationCo-chair, Securities Fraud Subcommittee2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember, Criminal Justice Council2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Richard SmithGuilty Verdict + Conviction Aff'd (CA9)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dept. of State - OIGKeystone XL Pipeline Project Compliance Follow-Up Review2014
American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section - eBookNavigating Multiple Government Investigations: Critical Issues and Guiding Principles2013
FHFA - OIGDelay Implementing Advisory Bulletin No. 2012-022013
FHFA-OIGFHFA’s Oversight of Fannie Mae’s 2013 Settlement with Bank of America2013
FHFA-OIGEvaluation of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Oversight of Freddie Mac’s Repurchase Settlement with Bank of America2011
American Bar AssociationWarning the Witness A Guide to Internal Investigations and the Attorney-Client Privilege2010
National Law JournalDon’t Give Agencies Criminal Power2009
Legal Times MagazineTo Market, To Market: Now the SEC and Other Securities Regulators Will Get Busy2009
National Law JournalNew SEC Manual: A Welcome Addition2009
The Corporate Governance AdvisorIs the Department of Justice's McNulty Memorandum a Cure-All?2007
ABA Criminal Justice Section NewsletterThe McNulty Memorandum, Upjohn Warnings, and a Few Basics When Interviewing Company Employees2007
WilmerHale Email AlertDepartment of Justice McNulty Memo Curtails Controversial Portions of Thompson Memo--Legislation Introduced in the Senate,2006
Review of Securities & Commodities RegulationCompelled Waivers of the Attorney-Client Privilege2006
Legal Times MagazineThe Risks of Getting Together: Improper cooperation between SEC and DOJ can get charges dismissed2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Princeton UniversityN/AM.P.A1983
University of PennsylvaniaN/AMA - Masters1978
University of PennsylvaniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
White Collar Crime CommitteeIt’s 12 O’Clock. Do You Know Where Your Federal Investigators Are?2009
National Securities Fraud InstituteSecurities Fraud and the Web2009
National Institute on Internal InvestigationsProtecting the Attorney-Client Privilege2009
New YorkConducting and Responding to Internal Investigations2007
San FranciscoOptions Granting Investigations2006