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Ian Acker is an Associate in the New York, office of Buckley LLP. Mr. Acker represents individual and corporate clients, including financial institutions, in civil and criminal actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), various U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and other government agencies.  

His work includes white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement actions, whistleblower actions, and matters involving International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), and the False Claims Act (FCA).  Mr. Acker also provides regulatory advice in securities, investment adviser, and cryptocurrency-related matters involving the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

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.



  • J.D., George Washington University (cum laude)
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

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