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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 What Boards and Their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New Administration - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective - Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program - Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program - Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Monday, October 15, 2018
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities –The Enforcers’ Perspective - Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Monday, October 15, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio What Boards and Their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New Administration - What Boards and Their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New Administration , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program - Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities –The Enforcers’ Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities –The Enforcers’ Perspective, Monday, October 15, 2018
Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program - Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program, Monday, October 15, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program - Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
What Boards and Their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New Administration - What Boards and Their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New Administration , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities –The Enforcers’ Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities –The Enforcers’ Perspective, Monday, October 15, 2018
Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program - Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program, Monday, October 15, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg What Boards and Their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New Administration - What Boards and Their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New Administration , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program - Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program - Establishing an Effective Hedge and Private Fund Compliance Program, Monday, October 15, 2018
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities –The Enforcers’ Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities –The Enforcers’ Perspective, Monday, October 15, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, December 06, 2017, New York, NY
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, December 07, 2017, New York, NY
Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters SEC Investigations and Enforcement Actions - Securities Litigation: A Practitioner's Guide (Second Edition), Friday, September 21, 2018
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