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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 Managing FCPA, Compliance and Enforcement Issues: Directors as Gatekeepers or Overseers - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Friday, December 02, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Managing FCPA, Compliance and Enforcement Issues: Directors as Gatekeepers or Overseers - Managing FCPA, Compliance and Enforcement Issues: Directors as Gatekeepers or Overseers, Friday, December 02, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Managing FCPA, Compliance and Enforcement Issues: Directors as Gatekeepers or Overseers - Managing FCPA, Compliance and Enforcement Issues: Directors as Gatekeepers or Overseers, Friday, December 02, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 12, 2016, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters SEC Investigations and Enforcement Actions - Securities Litigation: A Practitioner's Guide (2nd Edition), Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017, New York, NY
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017, New York, NY
Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Mechanicsburg, PA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Indianapolis, IN
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