Mr. Simonds is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of MSD. He joined MSD in February 2015. Immediately prior to MSD, he was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Saba Capital Management. Prior to Saba, Mr. Simonds worked as the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and COO of Talpion Fund Management, L.P., as well as the Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Litigation and Corporate Counsel at Silver Point Capital. He began his legal career as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which he joined in 2003 after completing a federal clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Simonds received a B.A. from Hamilton College, an Ed.M from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.