- J.D.University of Pennsylvania Law School86
- B.A.University of Pennsylvania82
Mr. Kandel is the Global Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Legal Officer and Senior Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
Mr. Kandel joined Cerberus in 2007. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Kandel was First Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Merrill Lynch from 1998 to 2007, where he was in charge of state regulation, legislation and government relations and also handled various SEC, NYSE, NASD and compliance-related matters. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Kandel was the Chief of the Investor Protection & Securities Bureau at the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where he also served as Assistant Deputy Attorney General and assisted in the oversight of the other Public Advocacy Departments: Antitrust, Charities, Civil Rights, Consumer Fraud, Environmental and Real Estate Finance.
From 1993 to 1995, he was Senior Special Counsel, then Trial Counsel, at the Enforcement Division of the New York Stock Exchange. From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Kandel was an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan where he investigated and prosecuted hundreds of criminal matters ranging from Arson and Robbery to Grand Larceny and Murder. Mr. Kandel is a member of the Cerberus Capital Management Compliance and Risk Management Committee, Securities Compliance Committee, Valuation Committee, Allocation Committee, Financial Risk Management Sub-Committee, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee, and Brokerage Selection Committee.