Retired U.S. Judge Stanley Sporkin joined the show on location at the Wall Street 1-2-1 Conference in Orlando, Florida. Judge Sporkin was the keynote speaker at the conference and George welcomed him onto the show to talk about his view of the affect of the JOBS Act on small public companies.
Judge Stanley Sporkin
Stanley Sporkin (born February 7, 1932) is a former judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He was nominated to the seat vacated by Judge June Lazenby Green on April 5, 1985 by President Ronald Reagan, and was confirmed by the Senate on December 16; he received his commission the next day. He assumed senior status on February 12, 1999, and retired on January 15, 2000.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sporkin received an A.B. from Pennsylvania State University in 1953, and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1957. He was a clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Caleb M. Wright from 1957 to 1960 and for Judge Paul Conway Leahy in 1960. He was in private practice in Washington, D.C. in 1960-1961, and worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1961 to 1981; he was director of the Division of Enforcement from 1974 to 1981. From 1981 to 1986, he was general counsel to the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1979, Sporkin was awarded the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service.
Currently, Sporkin is a member of the Gavel Consulting Group, a private consultancy that consists of several former federal judges and high-ranking government officials. He is in charge of the BP America Ombudsman Team.
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Born into an entire family of professional financial planners, Shawn has been trading since he was just 17 years young with an emphasis over the years in foreign currencies. Throughout his career, he’s specialized in general finance and is skilled in technical and fundamental analysis. He has worked for FXCT, was VP for one of the largest Forex brokerage firms in the U.S., and was CEO of his own Forex Company.