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Stanley Sporkin Dies


Earlier this week Stanley Sporkin died of congestive heart failure. He was 88. (See here and here).

During his distinguished career, Sporkin was, among other things, the general counsel at the CIA, a federal court judge, and as relevant to these pages the head of SEC enforcement in the mid-1970’s – as Congress set about the multi-year task of enacting the FCPA – and thereafter during the FCPA’s early years. In the FCPA’s modern era, Sporkin advocated for certain FCPA reforms.

This post highlights various Foreign Corrupt Practices Act relevant aspects of Sporkin’s career.

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