Paul Spiegel graduated cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979 and from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1983. He has attended Harvard Law School, the University of Paris, Sorbonne, and International Christian University in Tokyo. Trained in international business law, he worked on Wall Street, on Montgomery Street and in Tokyo before entering private practice in IP, business and entertainment law in San Francisco.
Long an advocate of progressive ideas and causes, he has focused on the biology of aging and regenerative medicine since learning about the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey in 2005 through a long friendship with John Furber of Legendary Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Spiegel currently advises clients in biotechnology and longevity science, and is researching legal issues relating to a greatly-extended human lifespan.
Mr. Spiegel sits on the Board of Directors of the International Longevity Alliance and the American Longevity Alliance and is an advisor to the Lifeboat Foundation. An ardent transhumanist, he is a member of Humanity+ and carboncopies.org and is also researching social, legal and operational issues relating to the possibility of substrate-independent minds and a potentially immortal humanity.