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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.

We previously noted that SEC Chair Gary Gensler suggested the SEC would adopt new rules governing SPACs because, in his view, SPACs are very similar to initial public offerings but lack protections available to traditional IPO investors.  And now, the SEC has taken concrete steps to treat “like cases alike”