Jeffrey D. Clark

Partner

Washington
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1875 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1238
T 202 303 1139
F 202 303 2139
jdclarkwillkie.com

Jeffrey D. Clark is a partner in the Litigation Department and is a member of the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Group. Jeffrey represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of criminal and civil investigations and enforcement matters, including DOJ and SEC enforcement actions. His practice includes conducting complex, worldwide internal corporate investigations and providing advice to corporate management and directors regarding compliance and enforcement matters. He also counsels companies on designing and implementing corporate compliance programs. Jeffrey focuses on Foreign Corrupt Practices matters, and also has substantial experience in other types of international business and white collar litigation.

Chambers USA describes Jeffrey as “a top-notch lawyer” and “unquestionably an FCPA expert” who is “incredibly steady and really comforting to a client.” Jeffrey is co-author of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement, a comprehensive book covering all aspects of FCPA compliance and enforcement.

Highlights

Jeffrey D. Clark is a partner in the Litigation Department and is a member of the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Group. Jeffrey represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of criminal and civil investigations and enforcement matters, including DOJ and SEC enforcement actions. His practice includes conducting complex, worldwide internal corporate investigations and providing advice to corporate management and directors regarding compliance and enforcement matters. He also counsels companies on designing and implementing corporate compliance programs. Jeffrey focuses on Foreign Corrupt Practices matters, and also has substantial experience in other types of international business and white collar litigation.

Chambers USA describes Jeffrey as “a top-notch lawyer” and “unquestionably an FCPA expert” who is “incredibly steady and really comforting to a client.” Jeffrey is co-author of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement, a comprehensive book covering all aspects of FCPA compliance and enforcement.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Represented major publicly traded oilfield services company in FCPA investigation conducted by the DOJ and SEC
  • Conducted a worldwide internal investigation and represented a major oil and gas drilling company in an FCPA enforcement action brought by the DOJ and SEC, securing a record-setting discount off the applicable fine range
  • Represented a large, publicly traded entertainment company in an SEC FCPA "industry sweep" investigation in which no charges were brought against the client
  • Represented a Fortune 50 multinational company in conducting transactional anti-corruption due diligence in a multi billion-dollar transaction
  • Represented an extractive industry company in the investigation, counseling, and remediation of potential misconduct by a contractor in a multi billion-dollar project in a high-risk country
  • Counseled a major pharmaceutical company on building and enhancing all aspects of a comprehensive anti-corruption compliance program
  • Conducted comprehensive compliance program reviews for a multinational company pursuant to the terms of a DOJ/SEC settlement, reporting results and remediation recommendations to the board of directors
  • Conducted multiple internal investigations for one of the world’s largest construction companies and represented the company in matters before U.S. and U.K. regulators
  • Conducted internal investigations and counseled major European insurance company on a variety of compliance and enforcement matters

Prior Experience

Jeffrey was formerly a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice.  During his seven years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey, Jeffrey served as the Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division and the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.  In these capacities, he was responsible for overseeing all of the district’s prosecutions in the areas of public corruption, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, immigration fraud, and terrorism. 

He personally prosecuted a wide variety of white-collar and public corruption cases, serving as lead trial counsel in numerous complex federal criminal trials.  Among his noteworthy cases were a series of high-profile public corruption prosecutions in New Jersey in which more than ten individuals were convicted of extortion, bribery, fraud, and tax offenses.  Additionally, he was involved in a post-9/11, international terrorism sting investigation, conducted in conjunction with Russian and British authorities, in which a British national was prosecuted for attempting to smuggle into the United States a surface-to-air missile for use in terrorist attacks against U.S. commercial aircraft.

Immediately after law school, Jeffrey served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Maryanne Trump Barry in the District of New Jersey.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Jeffrey lectures frequently in the United States and abroad on corporate compliance and enforcement matters and on conducting internal investigations. Jeffrey served on the Board of Directors of TRACE International, a non-profit membership association of multinational companies dedicated to enhancing anti-bribery compliance. He is also a former Co-Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Committee of the ABA Section of International Law.

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