Mr. Bebel earned an LL.M. (Securities Regulation) from Georgetown University Law Center. He received his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude (top 5%), and obtained a B.S. as a Williams Scholar at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, where he was also a varsity athlete in football.

Mr. Bebel previously served as an attorney for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (Division of Enforcement) and the NASD, now known as FINRA, (Division of Enforcement), where he was on the subcommittee that prepared the NASD Sanction Guidelines. For approximately seven years, Mr. Bebel prosecuted securities law offenses and other white collar crimes while working as an Assistant United States Attorney. After leaving the U.S. Attorneys Office, District of Minnesota, Mr. Bebel continued to work on securities fraud cases after being asked to serve as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Attorneys Office, District of Minnesota, thereafter retained him as a consulting expert on securities matters.

Mr. Bebel has lectured on securities law to students at approximately one-half dozen law schools and graduate degree programs, including Baylor University School of Law; Texas Tech University School of Law; William Mitchell College of Law; University of Houston School of Law; and the University of Dallas. He has also addressed a wide array of securities issues while serving as a speaker at presentations hosted by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and the Texas State Securities Board; NASD; State Bar of Texas; U.S. Attorneys Office, Northern District of Texas; FBI Academy; South Texas College of Law; Dallas Bar Association; Houston Bar Association; PIABA (Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association) and PLI (Practising Law Institute). Mr. Bebel is a member of the South Texas College of Law Corporate Compliance Committee Advisory Board. During the period in which he practiced law in Houston, Mr. Bebel was a member of the Council of the Houston Bar Association, Securities Law Section. He previously served on the Advisory Board to the Texas Tech University Student Managed Investment Fund.

Chris Bebel, Securities Law expert on CBS
Chris Bebel, Fox News Legal Expert

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Mr. Bebel has been published in the following scholarly legal journals:

A Detailed Analysis of United States v. O’Hagan: Onward Through the Evolution of the Federal Securities Laws, 59 La. L. Rev. 1 (1998);

State Takeover Laws, Insider Trading, and the Interplay Between the Two: A New Perspective, 91 W. Va. L. Rev. 1001 (1989) (co-authored);

Why the Approach of Heckman v. Ahmanson Will Not Become the Prevailing Greenmail Viewpoint; Race to the Bottom Continues, 18 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 1083 (1987) (named Best Article of the Year by the Texas Tech Law Review editorial staff); and

Effective Supervision, Investor Confidence and Capital Formation, Practicing Law Institute, Corporate Law and Practice, Securities Arbitration 2006, Vol. 2, 95 (2006) (co-authored).

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