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Jeffrey D. Clark

Jeffrey D. Clark

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Jeffrey D. Clark is a partner in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and is a member of the Compliance & Enforcement Practice Group in Washington.

Mr. Clark represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of civil and criminal investigations and enforcement matters, including grand jury investigations and SEC enforcement actions.  His practice includes conducting complex, worldwide internal corporate investigations and providing advice to corporate management and directors regarding enforcement matters.  He also counsels companies on designing and implementing corporate compliance programs.  Mr. Clark specializes in Foreign Corrupt Practices matters, and also has substantial expertise in other types of international business and white collar litigation.

Mr. Clark lectures frequently in the United States and abroad on corporate compliance and enforcement matters and on conducting internal investigations.  He has served on the Board of Directors of TRACE International, a non-profit membership association of multinational companies dedicated to enhancing anti-bribery compliance, and as a Co-Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Committee of the ABA Section of International Law.

Mr. Clark was formerly a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice.  During his seven years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey, Mr. Clark served as both the Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division and the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.  In these capacities, he was responsible for overseeing all of the district’s prosecutions in the areas of public corruption, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, immigration fraud, and terrorism. 

He personally prosecuted a wide variety of white collar and public corruption cases, serving as lead trial counsel in numerous complex federal criminal trials.  Among his noteworthy cases were a series of high-profile public corruption prosecutions in New Jersey in which more than ten individuals were convicted of extortion, bribery, fraud, and tax offenses.  Additionally, he was involved in a post-9/11, international terrorism sting investigation, conducted in conjunction with Russian and British authorities, in which a British national was prosecuted for attempting to smuggle into the United States a surface-to-air missile for use in terrorist attacks against U.S. commercial aircraft.

Immediately after law school, Mr. Clark served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Maryanne Trump Barry in the District of New Jersey.

Mr. Clark is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia and New Jersey.

Mr. Clark received a J.D. summa cum laude from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1991, where he was an editor on the American University Law Review and a member of the Washington College of Law Honor Society.  He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University in 1986.


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