Arnold Augur Spencer

Arnold Augur Spencer

Spencer & Associates
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
  • Texas
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Experienced federal criminal trial lawyer. A former federal prosecutor in Texas. Exclusively practicing in federal criminal court. Lead counsel in hundreds of federal criminal cases. Specializes in mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, health care fraud, conspiracy, and cryptocurrency violations. Extensive experience in federal forfeiture matters, having handled hundreds of forfeiture matters over 25 years. Served as Asset Forfeiture Chief at the United States Attorney's Office. Representing clients involved in cryptocurrency businesses since 2015.

Attorney Spencer is also practicing in white collar crimes defense, and cryptocurrency compliance.

Client focused. Results focused.

The University of Texas School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) | Law
Activities: American Journal of Criminal Law Assault and Flattery
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Amherst College
B.A. (1988) | Economics, English
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Spencer & Associates
- Current
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Haynes and Boone
Asst US Attorney; Chief of Criminal Division and Asset Forfeiture Unit
United States Attorney's Office - Eastern District of Texas
Criminal trial attorney and District supervisor of more than 60 other criminal and civil lawyers. Specialized in fraud and money laundering cases.
Articles & Publications
International White Collar Enforcement: Leading Lawyers on Preventive Measures, Regulatory Compliance
Aspatore Books
Speaking Engagements
Bitcoin: Business Opportunities and Regulatory Risk, Dallas, Texas
Southern Methodist University
Bitcoin and Blockchain for Bankers: An Introduction, Austin, Texas
Texas Bankers Association
Legal Panel on Digital Currencies, Compliance, and Law Enforcement Strategies, November 2018, 2018 DANY Financial Crime and Cybersecurity Symposium, New York Federal Reserve, New York, New York
District Attorney's Office of New York and New York Federal Reserve
Virtual Currency Summit: Balancing Taxpayer Service and Enforcement,, IRS Virtual Currency Summit, Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa FATF, Anti-Money Laundering in the Cryptosphere, FATF Monthly Compliance Meeting, International
Advancing an Open, Reliable, and Secure, Digital Economy:, World Affairs Council, Dallas, Texas
World Affairs Council
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
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Super Lawyers
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Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
John Marshall Award
Department of Justice
Courage and Valor Award
Securities & Exchange Commission
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 00791709
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 00791709
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Cryptocurrency Compliance
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Dallas Asset Forfeiture Attorney
Dallas Cash Seizure Attorney
Dallas High-Value Asset Forfeiture Attorney
Federal White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney
Dallas Cryptocurrency ICOS and STOS Attorney
Spencer & Associates Federal Criminal Defense
Contact & Map
Spencer & Associates
5956 Sherry Lane
Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75225
Telephone: (469) 283-6126
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 AM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed