Ian Acker is an Associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, where he assists clients in a wide range of matters, including government enforcement actions, litigation, securities, and white collar crime.
Mr. Acker received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School (cum laude) in 2017, where he was a member of the George Washington International Law Review and its editorial board. He received his B.S. in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University in 2014.
"The federal mandatory initial discovery pilot project—18 months in" by Amanda R. Lawrence, Scott T. Sakiyama, and Ian Acker (American Bar Association)
The Judicial Conference of the United States is considering drastic changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that could result in significantly accelerated time frames for the commencement of discovery. The Judicial Conference began testing these changes in a pilot program, and the...Articles
"SEC tool could test executive online impulse control" by Thomas A. Sporkin and Ian Acker (Legaltech News)
A message to corporate executives and their public-relations minders: One in a trillion may no longer be a reasonable guarantee of anonymity. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is confronting the difficult challenge of how to keep an eye on and sort through a fire hose of social media...Articles
"It's all in the footnotes: A field guide to SEC whistleblower awards" by Christopher F. Regan, Thomas A. Sporkin, Ian J. Acker, and Matthew E. Newman (American Bar Association Business Law Today)
More than seven years since the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower incentive provisions became effective, and more than five years since the first SEC whistleblower program award, only a few courts have put the program under a microscope. In the absence of meaningful case law and in light of the SEC’s...Articles
"Corporate America, expect a spike in SEC reporting" by Christopher F. Regan, Thomas A. Sporkin, Timothy J. Coley and Ian Acker (Law360)
Eight years ago, the big debate between corporate America and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was whether whistleblowers should be required to report internally before being eligible for awards and protections under Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provisions. Ultimately, the SEC decided...Articles