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. from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
Mr. Bebel previously served as an attorney for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (Division of Enforcement) and the NASD (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. Attorneyâ€™s 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. Attorneyâ€™s Office, District of Minnesota, thereafter retained him as a consulting expert on securities matters. Mr. Bebelâ€™s publications include the following:
A Detailed Analysis of United States v. Oâ€™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 â€œBest Article of the Yearâ€ by the Texas Tech Law Review editorial staff); and
Effective Supervision, Investor Confidence, and Capital Formation, Practising Law Institute, Corporate Law and Practice, Securities Arbitration 2006, Vol. 2, 95 (2006) (co-authored).
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. Attorneyâ€™s Office, Northern District of Texas; FBI Academy; South Texas College of Law; Dallas Bar Association; Houston Bar Association; and PLI (Practising Law Institute). Mr. Bebel is a former member of the South Texas College of Law Corporate Compliance Committee Advisory Board and the Council, Houston Bar Association, Securities Law Section. He previously served on the Advisory Board to the Texas Tech University Student Managed Investment Fund.
Mr. Bebelâ€™s legal commentary and analysis has been featured in Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, USA Today, Detroit Free Press, American Lawyer, Kiplingerâ€™s Personal Finance, Christian Science Monitor, National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, International Herald Tribune, Agence France Presse, National Post of Canada, Financial Times of Germany, Australian Financial Review, Montreal Gazette, The Times of London, The Financial Times of London, Chicago SSun-Times St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boston Globe, Seattle Times, Bloomberg News, Dow Jones Newswires, Corporate Counsel, Associated Press, Reuterâ€™s, New York Post, New York Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, San Francisco Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, American Banker, Legal Times, and numerous other publications.
Mr. Bebelâ€™s legal interpretation and analysis has also been highlighted on NBCâ€™s Today Show, NBCâ€™s Nightly News Tonight, CBSâ€™ The Early Show, CBSâ€™ Nightly News, ABCâ€™s World News Tonight, CNBC, MSNBC, Public Televisionâ€™s Nightly Business Report, Fox News Channelâ€™s Your World With Neil Cavuto, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, National Public Radioâ€™s All Things Considered, National Public Radioâ€™s Morning Edition, National Public Radioâ€™s Marketplace, National Public Radioâ€™s Weekend Edition, CBS Marketwatch, The Street.com, Forbes.com, BBC Television, BBC Radio, BBC Online, CBS radio, and numerous other media outlets.