Charles J. Clark

Charles Clark represents public companies, financial institutions, broker-dealers and accounting firms, and their senior executives, in securities-related enforcement proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other federal and state law enforcement and regulatory authorities. In particular, Charles counsels hedge funds, private equity firms, venture capital funds and other asset managers through regulatory scrutiny, including consulting on routine and risk-based inspections and examinations.

Charles has defended investigations involving a broad spectrum of potentially unlawful conduct, including accounting and disclosure fraud, insider trading, foreign corruption, offering fraud, market manipulation, breach of fiduciary duty and conflicts of interest. In addition, Charles represents boards of directors and associated committees in internal investigations, and provides guidance on corporate governance and trading practices for public companies and private funds.

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Areas of Practice 1) Securities & Shareholder Litigation, 2) Gov’t & Internal Investigations, 3) Litigation, 4) Corporate Governance & Counseling, 5) Corporate, 6) Accountant Liability Litigation, 7) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and 8) Antitrust & Competition
Law School New York University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Education University of Virginia, B.A., Economics, 1983 with High Distinction
Bar Member / Association State bar of District of Columbia,State bar of New York
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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