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.
Paul is an attorney specializing in longevity biomedicine and 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 offshore venues for companies to promote longevity research and treatment with greater freedom than is allowed in the United States or the European Union. A modest diplomat, Paul serves the Republic of San Marino as Honorary Consul for California and three other Southwestern states.
Paul graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979, from Berkeley Law School in 1983, attended Harvard Law School, the University of Paris, Sorbonne, International Christian University in Tokyo. He speaks 5 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.