Christopher Clark is a partner in the Litigation Department and head of the firm's White Collar Criminal Defense and Regulatory Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Clark represents public companies, alternative investment entities such as hedge funds, and individuals in both criminal and civil investigations involving state and federal law enforcement authorities. Mr. Clark's practice focuses on securities law and foreign and domestic anti-corruption law, and has involved representations such as defending Mark Cuban in an SEC enforcement action; defending The Reserve Primary Fund in an SEC enforcement action; representing a key subject of the New York Attorney General's Pay-to Play investigation; and representing Royal Dutch Shell in an FCPA investigation brought by the United States Department of Justice and the SEC. Mr. Clark has represented hedge fund clients in precedent setting and first-of-their-kind matters involving Section 5 of the Securities Act, Rule 105 of Regulation M, and the rules regarding insider trading.
Prior to joining Dewey & LeBoeuf in 2005, Mr. Clark was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York for six years, where he was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. During his tenure at the U.S. Attorney's Office, he conducted nine federal criminal trials as lead or co-lead counsel, including, most recently, United States v. John J. Rigas, et al. in which both the former CEO and former CFO of Adelphia Communications Corporation were convicted of numerous securities and bank fraud charges. Mr. Clark clerked for the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Lewis A. Kaplan, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, after graduating from law school.
Mr. Clark is also recognized by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business as one of New York's leading lawyers in the area of White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.
Columbia University Law School, 1996, J.D.
Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review
University of California, Berkeley, 1993, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York