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Christopher J. Clark

Christopher J. Clark

Latham & Watkins LLP

New York, NY, USA


Christopher Clark is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins where he is a member of the Litigation Department and global Co-chair of the Financial Institutions Industry 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 US 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. Mr. Clark recently successfully represented Mark Cuban in an insider trading trial brought by the SEC, prevailing on all charges against Mr. Cuban.

Mr. Clark was an Assistant US Attorney in the US 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 US 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, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Lewis A. Kaplan, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

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