John J. Clarke, Jr. is a litigation partner in the New York office of DLA Piper LLP (US). He represents clients in complex litigation, enforcement proceedings and internal investigations involving financial institutions, securities and financial instruments, accounting issues and corporate governance disputes and in a variety of litigation matters involving the antitrust and bankruptcy laws. In recent years, Mr. Clarke has been involved in a number of significant disputes arising from failed bank receiverships. He is a frequent speaker and writer on issues involving financial institutions, corporate governance and the federal securities laws. He is the chairman of the Banking Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.