Our Leaders

Thomas A. Sporkin

Tom Sporkin wrote the book on whistleblowing. Literally. Prior to joining Buckley, Tom spent 20 years with the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was one of the leaders who oversaw its Dodd-Frank whistleblower rule-writing and subsequent launch of its Office of the Whistleblower. Tom was also Chief of the Office of Market Intelligence, where he had primary responsibility for vetting all whistleblower tips and other intelligence received by the SEC, and oversaw a multidisciplinary staff of more than 50 senior enforcement attorneys, accountants, market-surveillance specialists, and analysts tasked with investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws. Prior to running OMI, he co-managed enforcement lawyers overseeing investigations into the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), financial fraud, insider trading, and manipulative trading.  

Christopher F. Regan

Chris Regan has represented C-Suite executives in complex criminal and civil litigations, and government investigations. A tenacious fighter and a shrewd negotiator, Chris knows the motivations of both claimants and corporations in the whistleblower process, and throughout his career has demonstrated an uncanny ability to make winning arguments on his clients’ behalf. He is a relentless trial lawyer who has achieved numerous multimillion-dollar retaliation settlements for his clients, and was the lead litigator in a historic breach-of-trust case that resulted in a $554 million settlement.

Our integrated approach provides our clients with an opportunity to be rewarded financially for taking the risks associated with whistleblowing, along with protection if retaliation occurs.