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David Tawil, Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager, Maglan Capital
David D. Tawil is a Co-founder of Maglan Capital and serves as Portfolio Manager. Maglan Capital is an event-driven investment manager, investing in all parts of a company’s capital structure during all parts of the distressed cycle. The fund is currently concentrating on post-reorganization equities and returned 41% in 2012, with concentrations in the equity of MGM Studios and FairPoint Communications.
Prior to founding Maglan Capital, David was an investment banker with Credit Suisse, where he served as Director of Leveraged Finance and co-managed the fixed-income alternative asset trading business, focusing on sourcing and trading illiquid high-yield and distressed debt. Before joining Credit Suisse, David was an attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell, specializing in workouts and bankruptcies. He began his legal career as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. David earned a BS degree in Business Management, graduating magna cum laude, from Yeshiva University, and he earned a JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
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Jordan Thomas, Partner, Labaton Sucharow
Jordan Thomas joined Labaton Sucharow in 2011 to lead the nation's first
practice exclusively focused on protecting and advocating for whistleblowers
who wish to report violations of the federal securities laws. A nationally
sought after writer, speaker and media commentator on securities
enforcement, corporate ethics and whistleblower issues, Jordan entered the
private sector following a successful career in federal law enforcement. At
the SEC, where he played a leadership role in the development of the
agency's whistleblower program, Jordan served as an Assistant Director and,
previously, as an Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of
Enforcement. Throughout his tenure at the SEC, Jordan was assigned to many
of its highest-profile matters such as those involving Enron, Fannie Mae,
UBS and Citigroup. He successfully investigated, litigated and supervised a
wide variety of enforcement matters; cases that resulted in monetary relief
for harmed investors in excess of $35 billion.
Prior to joining the Commission, Jordan was a Trial Attorney at the
Department of Justice. He began his legal career as a Navy Judge Advocate on
active duty and continues to serve as a senior officer in its Reserve Law
A decorated military officer and recipient of numerous awards during his
many years at the SEC, Jordan was recently named a Legal Rebel by the
American Bar Association Journal. In addition, Ethisphere Institute, an
internationally recognized think tank, selected Jordan as a Rising Star in
its listing of 2012 Attorneys Who Matter.
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