“His years of experience give him the edge.” 
“His attention to detail and advocacy for us as a client remain unrivaled.” 
“He is a very strong energy-focused private equity lawyer.” 
“He consistently stands out as a stellar attorney.”

Chambers USA 2015-2020

Barton B. Clark

Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA

Barton Clark is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Corporate Department. He previously served as the Global Co-Chair of the Investment Funds Practice. Mr. Clark represents private equity funds and their sponsors and advisers, as well as other market participants, both internationally and in the United States. His practice addresses fund formation, portfolio investment structuring, sponsor equity, and governance arrangements, as well as joint ventures and other strategic transactions. As part of his practice, Mr. Clark advises sponsors of private investment funds on registration and compliance matters under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Mr. Clark has acted as lead fund counsel for a broad range of investment funds, including:

  • Riverstone Energy and Power Funds  
  • Carlyle Power Partners II  
  • Carlyle International Energy Partners 
  • GEF Africa Sustainable Forestry Fund
  • Chambers Energy Capital III
  • Global Environment Emerging Markets Fund III 

Mr. Clark is prized by his clients; they describe him as a “creative lawyer who is very good at finding solutions to complex problems.” Mr. Clark is consistently recognized for his work in private equity funds by Chambers USA (Band 3), Chambers Global (Band 3), and The Legal 500 US.

Before joining Latham & Watkins in 2000, he practiced corporate and regulatory law at another large firm in Washington, D.C.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Clark regularly authors articles on topics relating to the private fund industry, including:

  • Author, “Energy Funds and Their Industry” chapter in Global Investment Funds, Globe Law and Business (2016)
  • Co-Author, “Marketing Non-US Private Equity Funds in the United States,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (2016)
  • Co-Author, “Private Equity Fund Managers: Annual Compliance Reminders and New Developments,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (2016)
  • Co-Author, “New Regulation D General Solicitation and ‘Bad Actor’ Rules,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (2013)
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