“He absolutely inspires confidence and offers real leadership. He is among the most talented lawyers I’ve worked with in this field when it comes to putting together global strategy.”

Chambers USA 2020

Christopher J. Clark

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA

Christopher Clark, a former federal prosecutor, is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. He served as a former Global Co-Chair of the firm's Financial Institutions Industry Group and a former Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice. With deep experience in matters concerning financial markets, Mr. Clark’s practice focuses on two main areas, the representation of: (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.

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 or co-lead counsel, and argued more than 20 appeals in the Second Circuit.

Mr. Clark's recent representative matters include:

  • SEC v. Mark Cuban., successfully represented Mark Cuban in a three-week federal trial, prevailing on all charges. Had previously represented Mr. Cuban in connection with the allegation that Mr. Cuban committed insider trading. Obtained first of its kind decision dismissing SEC's Complaint in its entirety.

  • In re Argentine Bond Litigation, represents the largest group of Exchange Bondholders in international and domestic litigation concerning restructured Argentine Sovereign debt. Lead coordinating counsel in legal actions in the United States, UK, and Belgium, among other jurisdictions.

  • SEC v. Gryphon Partners, L.P., representation of hedge fund in contested enforcement proceeding regarding the trading of PIPEs. Won landmark motion to dismiss SEC allegations regarding violations of Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933.

  • Represented prominent hedge fund in one of the first SEC matters pursued under Regulation M Rule 105.

  • Represented a major appraisal management in New York Attorney General's Office investigation of the appraisal management industry. No action was taken against client appraisal management company.

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