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Some notable critics—Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, the SEC's enforcement chief Stanley Sporkin, federal prosecutor and later trial judge Jed Rakoff—were exceptions. Federal Judge Henry Friendly warned, “In our complex society, the accountant's certificate and the lawyer's opinion can be ...
The 2002 cases were in the tradition of the Justice Department's tough attitude toward white-collar crime, in a tradition established by legendary figures like Stanley Sporkin and Paul Pelletier. They were rough-edged and profane, and didn't go to the best law schools, but they were personally offended when very rich, very ...

By co-opting the gatekeeper mandate of the great Stanley Sporkin, Clayton may be ushering a similarly effective and common-sense epoch. The concept of gatekeeper responsibility has served as the bedrock of the federal securities laws since their enactment — and could provide the ideal statutory ...
After his death, friends speculated that he had been working too hard, but an alert investigator at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Stanley Sporkin, grew suspicious, noting that people don't just “drop out of windows for no reason.” Black, it emerged, had become embroiled in a bribery scheme.
In the past two weeks there have been two interesting articles written about SEC enforcement legend Judge Stanley Sporkin. Judge Sporkin, of course, was the SEC's second Director of Enforcement, serving in that role for seven years with accomplishments including a leading role in creating the FCPA ...
Stanley Sporkin runs his own law practice advising corporate boards and general counsel on financial and regulatory matters, and heads the British Petroleum America (BP America) ombudsman team. Previously, he served 14 years as a district court judge for the District of Columbia, and spent 20 years ...

In the 1970s, the Honorable Stanley Sporkin, former Director of Enforcement at the SEC, articulated the reasoning behind the SEC's pursuit of cases against attorneys as the “access theory,” an early form of gatekeeper liability—that attorneys and other professionals provided security-issuing principals with ...
The 2002 cases were in the tradition of the Justice Department's tough attitude toward white-collar crime, in a tradition established by legendary figures like Stanley Sporkin and Paul Pelletier. They were rough-edged and profane, and didn't go to the best law schools, but they were personally offended when very rich, very ...
Judge Stanley Sporkin (Ret.), ombudsman for BPAttorney Liability After Sarbanes-Oxley is a much-needed reference for in-house and outside counsel seeking to provide effective representation without violating legal or ethical obligations. What should an attorney do when fraud is afoot? When should an ...
CIA's new General Counsel, Stanley Sporkin, recommended further investigation to trace the chain of custody of the documents and get information about exactly when and how they had gone from the former NSC staffer to Anderson. If the Agency was able to learn this, “then and only then” should CIA ...
South African investors might find themselves asking the same questions as Stanley Sporkin, who revolutionized the enforcement of US securities laws while at Securities and Exchange Commission. Later in his career, he was appointed as a judge and presided over perhaps the largest bank fraud case ...
We just have to study the illustrious careers of prosecutors like Stanley Sporkin and Robert Morgenthau, as described by Eisinger. This allows us to imagine a very different career path for U.S. white-collar prosecutors—a dedicated unit of elite government prosecutors with abundant resources, decent ...
After his death, friends speculated that he had been working too hard, but an alert investigator at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Stanley Sporkin, grew suspicious, noting that people don't just “drop out of windows for no reason.” Black, it emerged, had become embroiled in a bribery scheme.
In the past two weeks there have been two interesting articles written about SEC enforcement legend Judge Stanley Sporkin. Judge Sporkin, of course, was the SEC's second Director of Enforcement, serving in that role for seven years with accomplishments including a leading role in creating the FCPA ...
Stanley Sporkin runs his own law practice advising corporate boards and general counsel on financial and regulatory matters, and heads the British Petroleum America (BP America) ombudsman team. Previously, he served 14 years as a district court judge for the District of Columbia, and spent 20 years ...
We just have to study the illustrious careers of prosecutors like Stanley Sporkin and Robert Morgenthau, as described by Eisinger. This allows us to imagine a very different career path for U.S. white-collar prosecutors—a dedicated unit of elite government prosecutors with abundant resources, decent ...
[2] Former SEC Chairman Roderick Hills and Judge Stanley Sporkin, then Director of the SEC's Enforcement Division, were instrumental in ...

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Andrew M. Calamari, Director of the agency's New York Regional Office, ...
... the Securities and Exchange Commission, Stanley Sporkin, grew suspicious, noting that people don't just “drop out of windows for no reason.
In 1972, under the director of enforcement at the SEC Stanley Sporkin, the SEC adopted a rule that they would no longer allow defendants to deny,” Velikonja told Corporate Crime Reporter in an interview last week. “That was the basis for these admit nor deny settlements.” “That was the lay of the land from ...
In the past two weeks there have been two interesting articles written about SEC enforcement legend Judge Stanley Sporkin. Judge Sporkin, of ...
Stanley Sporkin runs his own law practice advising corporate boards and general counsel on financial and regulatory matters, and heads the ...
Some of the heroes of my book, like Thompson and Stanley Sporkin, Director of Enforcement in the FCC in the 70s, were republicans. They had ...
... the Securities and Exchange Commission, Stanley Sporkin, grew suspicious, noting that people don't just “drop out of windows for no reason.
... the Securities and Exchange Commission, Stanley Sporkin, grew suspicious, noting that people don't just “drop out of windows for no reason.
... son, Joseph and wife Michelle; grandchildren, Katelyn, Samantha, Cole and Brooke; brother, Stanley Sporkin; and sister, Barbara Myers.
... was Tom Sporkin, now a partner at Buckley Sandler and the son of legendary federal judge Stanley Sporkin, himself a 20-year SEC veteran.
... assets and bonds held in a trust account by former federal judge Stanley Sporkin should be distributed to over 1,000 American families.
Last week, we published a post about how the former federal judge Stanley Sporkin served as a mentor figure to a number of prominent ...
Stanley Sporkin, a retired federal judge who in the 1970s led the SEC unit that investigates corporate fraud, speaks during a conference ...
Stanley Sporkin runs his own law practice advising corporate boards and general counsel on financial and regulatory matters, and heads the ...
Scanning the law press for Wells Fargo items you see an icon of the in-house bar giving his two-cents worth on how that corporate implosion could have been prevented.
While former SEC executives aren't sure if brokerage firms are using the same high-pressure sales tactics that landed Wells Fargo's retail bank in trouble last month, they mostly agree that regulators should check, according to Financial Advisor magazine.
Stanley Sporkin, an icon in securities regulation for over half of a century with time as SEC Enforcement Director, a federal judge and a private securities lawyer, agreed.
And, yet again, we must ask the question, "where were the lawyers," the damning question first formulated by Stanley Sporkin about corporate misdeeds decades ago when he was head of the SEC Enforcement Division in the 1970s and then as federal ...
While former SEC executives aren't sure if brokerage firms are using the same high-pressure sales tactics that landed Wells Fargo's retail bank in trouble last month, they mostly agree that regulators should check, according to Financial Advisor magazine.
Stanley Sporkin, an icon in securities regulation for over half of a century with time as SEC Enforcement Director, a federal judge and a private securities lawyer, agreed.
And, yet again, we must ask the question, "where were the lawyers," the damning question first formulated by Stanley Sporkin about corporate misdeeds decades ago when he was head of the SEC Enforcement Division in the 1970s and then as federal ...
Back in the 1970s, SEC Enforcement Director Stanley Sporkin had a problem. He had stumbled onto what looked like a vast number of illicit payments from public companies to people who shouldn't have been receiving them, including political campaigns, ...
The Father of the FCPA, Judge Stanley Sporkin, called it correctly when the FCPA was enacted in 1977. As he has explained, Judge Sporkin sought enactment of the books and records and internal controls provisions as a means to tackle improper use of ...
When Nixon named Pollack to a seat on the commission, Pollack's protege, Stanley Sporkin, succeeded him as head of enforcement and became known as a relentless pursuer of corporate misbehavior.
"Irv was one of the Great Old Men of the SEC," John Coffee told Big Law Business via email, adding that he and his successor Stanley Sporkin "set the tone for SEC enforcement for the next twenty years. I wish it still had that tone of 'we will come ...
When Nixon named Pollack to a seat on the commission, Pollack's protege, Stanley Sporkin, succeeded him as head of enforcement and became known as a relentless pursuer of corporate misbehavior.
"Beginning in the late 1960s, the SEC, at the impetus of the then director of enforcement Stanley Sporkin, expanded the scope of securities fraud prosecutions to reach high-level corporate executives, big-firm accountants and so-called white-shoe ...
The exact timing will depend on retired U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin, the court-appointed trustee, who is in charge of distributing the funds.
Bank Markazi had challenged a 2014 ruling by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the assets, bonds held in a trust account overseen by former federal judge Stanley Sporkin, should be handed over to the more than 1,000 American ...
Bank Markazi had challenged a 2014 ruling by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the assets, bonds held in a trust account overseen by former federal judge Stanley Sporkin, should be handed over to the more than 1,000 American ...
For more than three decades Fredric "Fritz" Guenther has worked for oil companies on Alaska's treacherous North Slope, pulling two week rotations - two weeks on the slope, two weeks back home with his family in Washington state.
According to the complaint, the company rejected those recommendations even though retired U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin for the District of Columbia, whom BP had tapped as an ombudsman, had studied the BP retirement plan for three years and ...
The ombudsman, Stanley Sporkin, a retired U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., spent three years investigating complaints from more than 450 former employees of Standard Oil of Ohio.


 

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