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Sam Puathasnanon is the Chief Compliance Officer for Ascendant Capital Management, LLC. Prior to joining ACM, Sam was of counsel at the law firm Paul Hastings LLP where his practice focused on the defense of government enforcement matters, corporate internal investigations, creating and enhancing compliance programs, and civil litigation.
Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Sam spent over a decade as a prosecutor in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, where he handled investigations and litigation involving accounting fraud, insider trading, Ponzi schemes and other offering fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, options backdating, and market manipulation.
Sam earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School and his Bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University.