Paul Spiegel, Principal Attorney
Paul Spiegel is a thought leader, an international speaker and a longtime activist in the fields of longevity and transhumanism. He is a board member of the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation the American Longevity Alliance and Humanity Plus, and is a former board member of the International Longevity Alliance. He is a legal advisor to the U.S. Transhumanist Party the Lifeboat Foundation and the Brain Preservation Foundation, he is a member of Health Extension and carboncopies.org and he provides legal counsel for many longevity-related and transhumanist enterprises.
As an attorney, Paul specializes in longevity biomedicine and has counseled and consulted for the longevity community since 2006. His firm, Eclectic Law, provides general counsel services to startups and established companies in biotechnology, longevity medicine and other fields. He is founder of Libertas Biomedical, LLC, which seeks friendly venues for companies to promote longevity research and treatment with greater freedom than is allowed in the United States or the European Union, and consults with businesses to maximize their international opportunities.
Paul also serves as Honorary Consul for the Republic of San Marino, a small, independent state in southern Europe enclosed entirely by Italy, on behalf of California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Technically, therefore, he is is the Honorary Consul for the Republic of San Marino at Burning Man.
Paul graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979 and from Berkeley Law School in 1983. He attended Harvard Law School, the University of Paris, Sorbonne, International Christian University in Tokyo. He speaks five languages, including English, French, Spanish and Italian. Trained in international business law, he worked on Wall Street, on Montgomery Street and in Tokyo before entering private practice in San Francisco. Long an advocate of progressive ideas and legal causes, he has focused on longevity, transhumanism, regenerative medicine and the biology of aging.
1983 BERKELEY LAW SCHOOL (formerly Boalt Hall School of Law)
Juris Doctor, Associate Editor, California Law Review
Admitted to the California State Bar
1982-83 HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
Exchange Student, with honors, Dean’s List
1979 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY
Bachelor of Arts, European and Asian History
Graduated cum laude and with academic distinction
1987 INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Mitaka, Japan
1975 UNIVERSITÉ DE PARIS, SORBONNE, Paris, France
1973 INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS MEXICANOS, Cuernavaca, Mexico
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & COMMUNITY SERVICE
2013 – present Association of Corporate Counsel, Member
2012 – present International Trademark Association, Member
1989 – present Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
1983 – present American Bar Association, Member, Intellectual Property & Business Sections
2018 – present Humanity+, Director
2018 – present Brain Preservation Foundation, Advisor
2016 – present FAST Program, California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI), Advisor
2015 – present Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF), Founding Director and Legal Counsel
2015 – present The Great Star Theatre Company, Founding Director and Legal Counsel
2014 – present International Longevity Alliance (ILA), Founding Director and Legal Counsel
2014 – present American Longevity Alliance (ALA), Founding Director, President
2014 – present The Lifeboat Foundation, Advisor
2007 – present General Counsel, Unusual Productions LLC
2006 – 2014 French-American Cultural Society, Director (Board President, 2007-2009)
1991 – 2014 Theatre of Yugen Director, (Board President, 2006 – 2014)
1981 – 1982 The International House Corporation, Director
1978 – 1979 University Art Museum Council, Director
FOREIGN RESIDENCE & LANGUAGES
Residence in Tokyo (1986-87), Paris (1988, 1985, 1975), Cuernavaca (1973).
Fluent French, functional Spanish and Italian, polite social Japanese, some Russian, Latin and Hebrew.