SDNY Civil Division Chief Moves to Private Practice
By Matthew Volkov | June 13, 2012 1:06 pm

Andrew W. Schilling, chief of the Civil Division of the Manhattan U.S. Attorneys Office, is joining BuckleySandler LLP in its New York City office as a partner in its Litigation and Government Enforcement Group.

BuckleySandler is the leading firm in the country for government enforcement,” Schilling told Main Justice. “It was a natural fit for me and I’m excited to use my government enforcement experience to help their clients.”

Andrew Schilling

From 1994 to 1997, he worked as an associate at the New York law firm Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine.  He then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division for the Southern District of New York, eventually rising to the position of chief of the Civil Rights Unit in 2003.  From 2008 to 2010 he worked as a litigation partner at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, a New York City law firm.  In 2010 he was named chief of the office’s Civil Division, establishing the division’s Civil Frauds Unit, supervising several financial fraud lawsuits and investigations against major financial institutions and coordinating parallel civil investigations with the office’s Criminal Division.

He received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Also joining BuckleySandler is Thomas A. Sporkin, former Chief of the Office of Market Intelligence at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“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,” BuckleySandler Chairman and Executive Partner Andrew L. Sandler said in a news release.

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