Esteemed litigator recognized as one of the top crisis lawyers in the field.
Christopher Clark, a former federal prosecutor, is Deputy Office Managing Partner of the New York office of Latham & Watkins. He previously served as Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Industry Group and as Global Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation Practice.
With deep experience in matters concerning financial markets, Mr. Clark focuses on two main areas - representing: (1) financial institutions (including alternative investment firms such as hedge and private equity funds), corporations, and individuals in complex civil and criminal litigation, regulatory inquiries, and investigations; and (2) alternative investment firms in large-scale civil disputes involving distressed or defaulted securities. He is routinely called upon to represent the most sophisticated parties in the most complicated, high-stakes matters.
Mr. Clark was an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York and a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. During his tenure there, he conducted nine federal criminal trials as lead counsel (including the conviction of the men who looted Adelphia Communications Corp.) and argued more than 20 appeals in the Second Circuit.