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Simon J. Wood is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Capital Markets Group. His practice focuses on IPOs, SPAC transactions, and Section 13 and Section 16 filings. Since joining Proskauer, Simon has worked on a variety of SPAC transactions including the IPOs of Kimbell Tiger Acquisition Corp., Juniper II Corp., Israel Acquisitions Corp, and more. He is currently part of the Proskauer team advising Goal Acquisitions Corp. in its business combination with Digital Virgo Group.

Simon earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he worked on the Journal of Law and Technology and was part of the Cyberlaw Clinic.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Simon was an associate in the New York offices of Kirkland & Ellis.

This week, our corporate colleagues published a handy guide to the SEC’s new proposed rules on SPACs. Of particular note to securities watchers should be potential increases in litigation stemming from changes to the definition of “blank check company” for the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”).