Stanley Sporkin

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Stanley Sporkin
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
February 12, 1999 – January 15, 2000
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
December 17, 1985 – February 12, 1999
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byJune Lazenby Green
Succeeded byReggie Walton
Personal details
Born
Stanley Sporkin

(1932-02-07) February 7, 1932 (age 87)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
EducationPennsylvania State University (A.B.)
Yale Law School (LL.B.)

Stanley Sporkin (born February 7, 1932) is a former United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Education and career[edit]

Sporkin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1953. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Yale Law School in 1957. He was a law clerk for Judge Caleb M. Wright of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware from 1957 to 1960. He was a law clerk for Judge Paul Conway Leahy of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in 1960. He was in private practice of law in Washington, D.C. from 1960 to 1961.[1] He served with the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1961 to 1981, in a number of roles. He was a staff attorney of the SEC Special Studies of the Securities Markets from 1961 to 1963. He was with the SEC Division of Trading and Markets in 1963. He was the Chief of the SEC Branch of Enforcement from 1963 to 1966. He was the Chief Enforcement Attorney of the SEC Office of Enforcement from 1966 to 1967. He was the Assistant Director (Enforcement) for SEC from 1967 to 1968. He was the Associate Director (Enforcement) for SEC from 1968 to 1972. He was the Deputy Director of the SEC Division of Enforcement from 1972 to 1974. He was the Director of the SEC Division of Enforcement from 1974 to 1981.[2] He was the General Counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1981 to 1986. In 1979, Sporkin was awarded the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service.[3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Sporkin was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on April 5, 1985, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Judge June Lazenby Green. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1985, and received his commission on December 17, 1985. He assumed senior status on February 12, 1999. He retired on January 15, 2000.[1]

Post judicial service[edit]

Following his retirement from the bench, Sporkin became affiliated with the Weil Gotshal law firm and most recently embarked on a solo law practice.[4] Sporkin is a member of the Gavel Consulting Group, a private consultancy that consists of several former federal judges and high-ranking government officials. He is in charge of the BP America Ombudsman Team.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stanley Sporkin at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Eisinger, Jesse (2017). The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives. New York: Simon & Schuster. pp. 63–82. ISBN 9781501121364.
  3. ^ "1979 President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Stanley Sporkin ESQ". www.stanleysporkin.com.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2010-07-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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Legal offices
Preceded by
June Lazenby Green
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1985–1999
Succeeded by
Reggie Walton