George Zindel was a top student and successful trial team competitor and coach who later worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and for a federal judge. He is also a former licensed investment banker and broker.
Zindel’s first job after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, cum laude, was as a judicial law clerk for the former Pennsylvania Attorney General, Judge Gerald J. Pappert of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he was an extern for the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office where he researched and briefed issues including money laundering and conditions of supervised release.
Zindel gained extensive knowledge of Kline & Specter as a law clerk at the firm before being hired full time as an attorney. He clerked at the firm for nearly two years while in law school and researched and briefed topics including choice of law, statutes of limitation and the MCARE Act. He also worked as a summer associate at the Philadelphia firm of Duane Morris LLP and as a paralegal at a small firm in Jenkintown, Pa.
Before going into law, Zindel was a FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) licensed investment banker and a financial analyst. He worked at Macquarie Capital in New York City doing private equity-style investments for the bank through their Principal Transactions group. Among the deals he worked on were the buyout of a $200 million government services contractor and a co-investment in the $2 billion take-private of a travel services company.
Zindel earned bachelor's degrees in finance and political science, maxima cum laude, from La Salle University, which he attended on a full scholarship. At La Salle he was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honors society and received the Finance Department Award as the top graduating senior in his program. Zindel was also a three-year president of the mock trial team and saw its national program rank increase by 112 spots during his tenure.
Zindel was senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and received the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award. He was co-president of Penn Law’s trial team and a champion and semifinalist in several competitions. He has served as a trial team coach at Roman Catholic High School and Villanova Charles Widger School of Law. Zindel worked as a policy intern for U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s 2016 campaign. He sits on the Executive Board of Trustees of Roman Catholic High School.
In what little spare time he has, Zindel enjoys fishing and spending time at the Jersey shore.