BuckleySandler LLP has hired both a top federal prosecutor and a former regulator to beef up its securities fraud expertise.
Andrew Schilling, the former chief of the civil division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the southern district of New York, is joining the New York office, the firm announced Wednesday. Thomas Sporkin, the former chief of the Office of Market Intelligence at the Securities and Exchange Commission, is joining the Washington office, the firm said May 31.
“Andrew and Tom have unique, in-depth knowledge and understanding of complex civil, criminal and enforcement matters, and our clients will have the added benefit of access to the invaluable insights they both have to offer as former senior leaders in key government enforcement agencies,” Andrew L. Sandler, the firm’s chairman and executive partner, said in a press release.
The new partners, who will both start on June 18, will bring expertise in civil and criminal enforcement and securities investigations, the False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank and other whistleblower actions, the firm said.
In his 12 years as an assistant U.S. attorney, Schilling supervised one of the largest civil divisions in the country, and established the office’s new Civil Frauds Unit, which investigated complex financial fraud cases.
Sporkin spent more than 20 years in the SEC’s enforcement division. In the wake of the Bernie Madoff scandal, he established and led the division’s Office of Market Intelligence to better detect fraud across all SEC program areas.