Honorable Stanley Sporkin
Born February 7, 1932, in Philadelphia, PA
Died March 23, 2020, in Rockville, MD
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 5, 1985, to a seat vacated by June L. Green. Confirmed
by the Senate on December 16, 1985 and received commission on December 17, 1985. Assumed
senior status on February 12, 1999. Service terminated on January 15, 2000, due to retirement.
Pennsylvania State University, A.B., 1953
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1957
Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Caleb M. Wright, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 1957-1960
Law clerk, Hon. Paul Leahy, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 1960
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1960-1961, 2000-
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1961-1981
Staff attorney, Special Studies of the Securities Markets, 1961-1963
Division of Trading and Markets, 1963
Chief, Branch of Enforcement, 1963-1966
Chief enforcement attorney, Office of Enforcement, 1966-1967
Assistant director of enforcement, 1967-1968
Associate director of enforcement, 1968-1972
Deputy director, Division of Enforcement, 1972-1974
Director, Division of Enforcement, 1974-1981
General counsel, Central Intelligence Agency, 1981-1986
Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, June 28, 1984; no Senate vote