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Mark K. Schonfeld

Mark K. Schonfeld

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mark K. Schonfeld is a litigation partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Enforcement Practice Group. He is also a member of the Crisis Management and the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups.

Mr. Schonfeld’s practice focuses on the representation of financial institutions, public companies, hedge funds, accounting firms and private equity firms in investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), States Attorneys General, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other regulatory organizations. Mr. Schonfeld also conducts internal investigations and counsels clients on compliance and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Schonfeld is ranked as a leading lawyer in Securities Regulation and Enforcement by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which highlighted client praise for his “invaluable current knowledge of agency practice, procedure and personalities active at the SEC” and noted he is “a very strategic, seasoned professional. He's measured, thoughtful and incredibly proactive in terms of keeping clients updated. He's detail-oriented and produces extremely high quality work.”

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Schonfeld concluded a 12-year career with the SEC, the last four years as the Director of the New York Regional Office, the largest of the SEC’s regional offices. Mr. Schonfeld oversaw professional staff of nearly 400 enforcement attorneys, accountants, investigators and compliance examiners engaged in the investigation and prosecution of enforcement actions and the performance of compliance inspections of more than 4,000 SEC registered financial institutions in the

region. Mr. Schonfeld led the New York Office through one of the most vibrant and rapidly evolving periods in the history of the SEC and securities law enforcement and brought many of SEC’s major landmark cases dealing with complex accounting fraud, mutual fund trading, hedge fund abuses, foreign bribery, insider trading and market manipulation.

Mark K. Schonfeld is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Government’s Perspective: Duties of In-House Counsel and Compliance Professionals - Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2017, Friday, September 29, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Government’s Perspective: Duties of In-House Counsel and Compliance Professionals - The Government’s Perspective: Duties of In-House Counsel and Compliance Professionals , Friday, September 29, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Government’s Perspective: Duties of In-House Counsel and Compliance Professionals - The Government’s Perspective: Duties of In-House Counsel and Compliance Professionals , Friday, September 29, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017, New York, NY
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