Eric J. Spitler

Adjunct Professor of Law

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Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Politics and the Law


Eric Spitler joined the Carolina Law faculty in 2020 as an Adjunct Professor of Law. His teaching and research interests include banking and securities law, with a focus on legal responses to financial crises. Spitler is the author of a comprehensive review of the efforts to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. His work has appeared in the North Carolina Banking Institute and he is a frequent speaker and lecturer on deposit insurance, financial reform and financial crises. Spitler attended Carolina Law and graduated with honors. After law school, Spitler practiced law at Neely & Player in Atlanta, Georgia and worked for two Members of Congress. Spitler served as Director of Legislative Affairs for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission before retiring from the federal government and forming Delverton Strategies, LLC, a financial consulting firm.


  • J.D. with honors, University of North Carolina School of Law (1985)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science, Furman University (1981)