Paul Spiegel is a thought leader, an international speaker, a business consultant and a longtime activist in the fields of longevity and transhumanism. Paul studied European and Asian history and languages at Berkeley. He trained in international business law at Harvard and U.C. Berkeley, has lived, worked and studied in Europe, Asia and Latin America, has traveled to 108 countries and speaks five languages, plus others he has learned and largely lost from lack of use. Possessing a broad cross-cultural understanding and experience rare in Americans and uncommon in others, Paul has advised and counseled international business ventures since 1983. He presently holds a diplomatic post as Honorary Consul for the Republic of San Marino.
Paul 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 Honorary Consul, Paul serves the Republic of San Marino, the world’s oldest republic, in the San Francisco Bay Area, California and three Southwestern states.
As an attorney specializing in business law and longevity biomedicine, Paul has counseled and consulted for the longevity community since 2006. His San Francisco 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. More generally, Libertas consults with businesses to maximize their international opportunities.
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 and the Instituto de Estudios Mexicanos in Cuernavaca. He speaks several 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.