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Thomas A. Sporkin Recognized by Securities Docket in Its “Enforcement 40”

Buckley Sandler Partner Thomas A. Sporkin has been named to Securities Docket’s 2017 “Enforcement 40” list, which recognizes 40 of the “best and brightest” securities and enforcement attorneys in the country.  

Securities Docket reviewed more than 150 nominations to update the list for the first time since it was created in 2013.

Mr. Sporkin has broad experience across all Securities and Exchange Commission program areas. His practice focuses on compliance counseling, internal investigations, private litigation, enforcement defense, and whistleblower matters. Prior to joining Buckley Sandler, Mr. Sporkin spent 20 years with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and served as Chief of the Office of Market Intelligence, where he oversaw a multidisciplinary staff of more than 50 senior enforcement attorneys, accountants, market-surveillance specialists, and analysts tasked with identifying and investigating conduct that could give rise to violations of federal securities laws. While at the SEC, he co-led two cutting-edge initiatives:  the launch of the SEC’s Whistleblower Office and the launch of the Consolidated Audit Trail rule writing.

Buckley Sandler’s Securities practice is composed of attorneys who previously served in senior positions at the SEC, Department of Justice, and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in DC, New York, and Northern Virginia. The team is skilled in handling independent investigations, private litigation, and government enforcement matters, and provides deep subject-matter experience in capital formation, asset management, the regulation of broker-dealers, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-money- laundering laws.