Professor Spaeth is an accomplished corporate attorney. Most recently he was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Chief Risk Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. He has previously held executive and general counsel positions with H&R Block, Intuit, Inc. and GE Employers Reinsurance Corporation. As a corporate business lawyer, he has broad-based experience with securities, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property, with special experience in the financial services sector, especially banking and insurance.
Professor Spaeth was North Dakota Attorney General from 1995-2003 (serving two, four year elected terms). After graduating from Stanford Law School where he was managing editor of the law review, he clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White. Professor Spaeth has a Masters from Oxford University (summa cum laude) and an A.B. from Stanford (magna cum laude) where he received a Rhodes Scholarship and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Professor Spaeth teaches Banking Law, Basic Business Principles for Lawyers; Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities Regulation.