The head of Skadden's West Coast Capital Markets practice, Mr. Noel represents U.S. and international issuers, investment banks and financial institutions in public offerings, private placements, acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings. He has handled 100+ IPOs, including the many of the largest and most innovative SPAC transactions in recent years, among them the largest SPAC IPO of 2018 for Goldman Sachs Acquisition Holdings Corp. Mr. Noel has extensive experience advising technology companies, including Coupa Software, EMC, Freescale, Hulu, NVIDIA, PayPal, Shopify and SurveyMonkey. Additional clients have included Permira Funds, J.C. Penney, Viking Cruises, Westfield. He serves as co-head of Skadden's REIT practice and he handled one of the largest-ever REIT IPOs. JD, Loyola Law School, 1982 (cum laude); BBA, BA Loyola Marymount University (magna cum laude).