Speeches & Articles

2010

  • This Stuff Really Didn’t Happen – Did It? (National Association Of Shareholder & Consumer Attorneys 2010 Annual Spring Meeting - 4/21/10) Turks & Caicos

2009

  • Recession Of 2007-2008:  Key To The Case – Regulators Fail To Regulate Or Too Big To Regulate Or Where Were The Regulators? (2009 Willamette Securities Regulation Conference - 11/6/09)
  • Role Of Mediation In Compensating Plaintiffs (15th Annual ILEP Conference - 4/23/09)

2008

  • On the Road to Financial Shangri-La – What happened? (Abraham J. Briloff Lecture Series, Binghamton University - 11/12/08)
  • Is The Free Market In The Process Of Self Implosion? (Union League Club, NY – 5/15/08)

2007

  • Ethical Dilemmas for Corporate Counsel (Northwestern/San Francisco - 2007)
  • Financial Markets – Enforcement – Some Observations (Directors College - 6/07)
  • Corporate Revolution (Employee Concerns Organization - 3/13/07)

2006

  • Ecker Lecture (Washington Hospital Center - 12/12/06)
  • To Be Or Not To Be … An Instant Multi-millionaire: The Stock Option Craze (The Rock Center for Corporate Governance - 10/30/06)
  • ABA Annual FCPA Institute - Origin of FCPA (10/16/06)
  • Regulation Of Securities Markets:  Where It Has Been And Where It Is Going (RSA Lecture - 9/26/06)
  • Constitution of the United States is Not a Suicide Pact (INTELCON, 2nd Annual National Intelligence Conference & Exposition - 5/7/06)
  • Double Eye (II) – The Pensioners Surrogate (Program entitled “Role Of Institutional Investors And Regulation In An Effective Corporate Governance”- 4/26/06)

2005

  • Piercing the Corporate Veil – Or, It’s the Business Plan Stupid  (South Texas College of Law Corporate Compliance Center – 4/15/05)
  • How to Cope with §307 of Sarbanes Oxley (Glasser Legal Works - 2005)

2004

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Conference (11/04)
  • SEC – A New Era  (Introduction Of Senator Paul Sarbanes, National Press Club - 6/8/04)

2003

  • Conversation with Judge Sporkin (Stanford Law School Director’s College - 6/3/03)
  • New Professional Order and the Law School (Yale Law School Center For The Study Of Corporate Law - 5/9/03)
  • New Professional Order (Columbia Business Law Review Spring Symposium Counseling The Public Corporation After Sarbanes-Oxley - 4/22/03)
  • Lawyer Conduct – Beyond Sarbanes Oxley (Columbia Business Law Review Symposium - 4/22/03)
  • It Is Time To Step Up To The Plate – The Legal Profession’s Response To Section 307 Of Sarbanes Oxley (Washington Council of Lawyers  - 1/15/03)

2002

  • Counseling the Audit Committee (Rocky Mountain 2002)
  • Where Do We Go to Look for the Last Honest Man? (Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, San Francisco, CA - 10/28-29/02
  • Counseling The Audit Committee (NYSBA Business Law Section – Fall Meeting, St. Thomas, US Virgin Island – 10/11/02)
  • Dual Investigation Dilemma (SEC Disclosure, Accounting & Enforcement Conference; NY - 4/25-26/02; SF - 5/2-3/02)
  • Al Sommer Tribute (4/12/2002)
  • Testimony Before US Senate (3/26/02)
  • What Makes a Great Judge? The Association Of The Bar Of The City Of New York Public Affairs Luncheon - 2/12/02)
  • Sporkin Proposal (2/6/02)

2001

  • Defending The Accused Violator Of The Securities Law—It’s A Tough Job But Someone Has To Do It (NERA Securities Litigation Seminar, California - 7/1-4/01)
  • Beat Goes On – New Commission, New Agenda (SEC Major Issues Lecture Series -  3/21/01)
  • Gatekeeper Concept – Old Wine in New Bottles (Corporate Accountability Conference - 3/9/01)

2000

  • Where Have You Gone Jerry Landauer? (Columbia School of Journalism Annual Business and Press Symposium NY, NY – 11/14/00)
  • Justice—Whatever Happened To It? (Southern Methodist University School of Law Dallas, Texas - 11/8-10/00)
  • Prescription For A Scandal Free Administration (Ethics in Government 2000 Conference, Washington, DC – 10/21/00)
  • Some Homespun From the Bench (8/1/00)
  • Crisis Management—Something Every Corporate Lawyer Should Know (Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, NY, NY - 6/9/00)
  • My Exit From The Bench I (The SEC Speaks In 2000, Washington DC – 3/3/00)

1999

  • How Come They Don’t Make Lawyers Like Milton Gould Anymore? (Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, NY – 6/12/99)
  • American Criminal Law Review Closing Statement (Georgetown University, Washington, DC - 3/2/99)

1998

  • The Worldwide Banning of Schmiergeld: A Look at the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act On Its Twentieth Birthday (Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Vo. 18, Number 2, Winter 1998)
  • Ethics and the Profession – Tough Calls for Lawyers II (25th Annual Securities Regulation Institute, San Diego, CA – 1/16/98)

1997

  • Prosecutorial Discretion: Use and Abuse (Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC – 11/12/97)
  • The Scamming of America (Washington, DC – 10/17/97)
  • CIA at 50 (CIA, McLean, VA – 9/12/97)
  • Impact of Sentencing Guidelines on Federal Courts (Symposium on 10th Anniversary of Sentencing Guidelines, Washington, DC – 9/9/97)
  • Paper Delivered at the First International Ethics Seminar in Buenos, Aires, Argentina (National Press Club, Washington, DC – 7/18/97)
  • Remarks by Judge Stanley Sporkin at the Portrait Dedication Ceremony in Honor of the Late Honorable Judge Charles R. Richey (U.S. Courthouse, Washington, DC – 6/13/97)
  • An Exercise in Crisis Management (National Association of Corporate Directors, Chicago, IL – 5/21/97)
  • Crisis Management – Strategies and Solutions (Washington Legal Foundation, Washington, DC – 5/6/97)
  • Impact of the Sentencing Guidelines on Federal Courts (American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC – 4/4/97)
  • The Legal Profession Under Scrutiny (University of Arizona School of Law – 2/17/97)

1996

  • Top to Bottom Review of the Legal Profession (Sixth Annual Senior Partners’ Dinner, Washington, DC 10/16/96)
  • Separate But Unequal – The Slow Erosion of the Power of the Federal Judiciary (Temple Law Alumni Luncheon, Philadelphia, PA – 6/7/96)
  • Lawsuits Against the Public Corporation – A Director’s Survival Guide (National Association of Corporate Directors, Chicago, IL – 3/20/96)
  • Whatever Happened to the Heart and Soul of the Law?  Or, Why Don’t They Make Judges Like Judge Timbers Anymore? (Dartmouth College 2/29/96)
  • Doing Justice (Int’l Assoc. of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, Washington, DC)

1995

  • The Management of a Crisis (Stanford Law, Palo Alto, CA – 6/23/95)
  • These Were To Be The Best of Times (Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, CA – 6/23/95)
  • The Business Practice Officer’s Time Has Come (7th Annual Business Ethics Conference, New York, NY – 5/3/95)

1994

  • Commencement Speech (Smeal College of Business Administration, University Park, PA – 5/14/94)

1993

  • Crisis Management (ABA National Institute, New York, NY – 12/2/93)
  • Streamlining the Litigation Process (ABA Section of Litigation, Wash, DC)
  • Rethinking the Way Law is Taught (Is There An Inconsistency in Attempting to Teach Ethics Where the Substantive Subjects Taught Are Predicated on an Adversarial System?) Washington, DC – 10/15/93
  • The Time Has Come – A Call to the Accounting Profession to Join the Fight Against Financial Fraud (Emanuel Saxe Lecture, NY – 9/22/93)
  • Keeping Your Client Out of Trouble or The Ten Commandments for a Successful Practice (Utah State Bar, Laughlin, Nevada - 9/11/93)
  • The Pros and Cons of a Specialized Bar (Utah State Bar, Laughlin, Nevada - 9/10/93)
  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities Since Salomon: Client and Attorney Liabilities (The Association of the Bar of the City of NY – 5/12/93)
  • Crisis Management – a Role for the Problem Solving Lawyer (San Diego, California – 1/21/93)
  • And Justice for All (Southwestern University Law School, Los Angeles, CA – 1/19/93)

1992

  • Reforming the Federal Judiciary (Southern Methodist University Law School, Dallas, TX, See SMU Law Review Vol. 46, No. 3 Winter  1992)
  • Where Were This Nation’s Accounting and Business Schools During the Financial Debacles of the 1980s? (AAA Mtg, Washington, DC – 8/10/92)
  • It’s Time to Stop Polishing the Pebbles II (ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, University Club, Washington, DC – 3/19/92)
  • Lawyers and Accountants – Their Role in the 1980s (University of California, San Diego, California – 1/24/92)
  • The New World of Lawyering I (San Francisco Bar Association – 1/21/92)

1991

  • A Proposal for International Regulation of Global Securities Markets (FBA Annual Meeting & Convention, Washington, DC – 9/27/91)
  • A Call for a Comprehensive Study of the Nation’s Access Laws (American Society of Access Professionals, Rosslyn, VA – 9/12/91)
  • Lessons Learned
  • (American Accounting Association, San Francisco, California – 5/18/91)
  • It’s Time to Stop Polishing the Pebbles I
  • (ABA Spring Meeting, Business Law – 4/13/91)
  • The Rockets’ Red Glare, the Bombs Bursting in Air
  • (Banking Litigation Institute, Prentice Hall Law, Washington, DC – 3/14/91)
  • Getting the Private Enterprise System Back in Control (Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA – See Suffolk University Law Review Vol. XXV, No. 1, Spring 1991)

1990

  • The Need for a Comprehensive Study of the Legal Profession and the Way That Law is Taught?  (Albany Law School, The Edward C. Sobota Lecture Series – 10/11/90 – See Albany Law Review Vol. 54, No. ¾, 1990)
  • Acceptance Speech by Stanley Sporkin (B’Nai B’rith Hall of Fame Award, The Concord, Kiamesha Lake, NY – 7/2/90)
  • Colloquy on Globalization of Securities and Financial Market Regulation in the 1990s (Remarks before the Administration Conference of the United States, University Club, Washington, DC – 6/14/90)
  • Just Do the Right Thing (Shoemaker Lecture in Business Ethics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA – 4/16/90)

1989

  • A Strong and Viable Capital Market System Must Be Free of Illicit Insider Trading (Lawyers Convention, The Federal Society, NY – 9/15/89)
  • U.S. Financial and Securities Markets Under Stress – Some Thoughts for Reform (University of Toledo School of Law – 3/6/89, See Toledo Transcript Spring 1989)

1988

  • The Accounting Profession - Can It Survive Today’s Technological Revolution?  A Call for a Declaration of Independence (Briloff Lecture Series, State University of NY – 10/3/88)
  • Crisis Management – An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Newspaper Lawyers’ Workshop, American Newspaper Publishers – 6/7/88)
  • In Search of Higher Ethical Standards (M.L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture Series, Rhodes College – 4/26/88)
  • A Reply to John C. Coffee, Jr. (The Second Abraham L. Pomerantz Lecture, Federal Hall, New York, NY – 4/27/87, See Reprint Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 53, Winter 1988 #4)

1986

  • A Call for a New Special Study of the Securities and Financial Markets (Before ABA Federal Regulation of Securities – 11/21/86,  See Reprint in Maryland Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 4)

1982

  • Accounting and Realism (Before the American Accounting Association,  San Diego, California, August 1982)

1978

  • A Regulator Responds (Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Lecture, New York City, NY – 12/18/78)
  • Business Practices Officers (Before Business Week Conference of Corporate Directors, McGraw Hill, New York City – 6/16/78)

1977

  • The Corporate Director (Before Business Week, Conference of Corporate Directors, McGraw Hill, New York City – 6/16/77)