U. S. District Court Judge (Retired). Stanley Sporkin attended Pennsylvania State University from 1949-1953 and received his law degree from Yale University in 1957. Judge Sporkin spent twenty years with the SEC serving the last seven as the Director of the Division of Enforcement. He then went to the CIA where he served five years as the General Counsel. In 1985, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the Federal Bench where he has served as a United States District Judge for the District of Columbia for the last 14 years.
In 1978, Judge Sporkin received the Rockefeller Award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and in 1976 he received the National Civil Service League's Special Achievement Award. In 1979, he was the recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service, the highest honor that can be granted to a member of the Federal career service. During his service with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Director of Central Intelligence conferred on him the Distinguished Intelligence Medal.
In 1990, he was named an Alumni Fellow at the College of Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University. In 1994, he was presented the William O. Douglas Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni and in May 1996, he was presented the H. Carl Moultrie Award for Judicial Excellence by the Trial Lawyers of Washington, D.C.
Judge Stanley Sporkin (Retired), presently practices law in the District of Columbia. In his practice, he consults on Corporate Governance matters and acts as an Arbitrator and Mediator. He also serves as the Ombudsman for BP America, Inc.