Jeffrey D. Clark 

Partner – Washington
T.+1 202 862 2330
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006 V-CARD

Jeffrey D. Clark is a partner in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group and member of the firm’s global Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement practice. 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.

According to Chambers USA and Chambers Global, clients describe Jeffrey as “top-notch” and a “fantastic lawyer” who is “unquestionably an FCPA expert.” He has been called “outstanding on compliance matters,” “extremely knowledgeable, responsive and helpful,” and “very business oriented and practical.” Jeffrey has also been recognized by Lawdragon as a “Leading Global Litigator.” 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.

Jeffrey received his J.D., summa cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law, where he was editor of the American University Law Review and a member of the Law Honor Society. He received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University. After law school, Jeffrey served as a law clerk to then-U.S. District Judge Maryanne Trump Barry. He also served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey, where he was Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and the Special Prosecutions Division.  In this capacity, he first-chaired numerous complex criminal jury trials and supervised prosecutions in the areas of public corruption, securities and healthcare fraud, government fraud, money laundering, tax fraud, and terrorism. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New Jersey.

Jeffrey D. Clark 


  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey


  • Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry
    U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


  • American University, Washington College of Law
    J.D., summa cum laude
  • Bucknell University