Barton B. Clark

Co-Chair, Investment Funds Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

Barton B. Clark

Barton B. Clark

Co-Chair, Investment Funds Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Barton Clark is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the Corporate Department. He is also Co-chair of the Investment Funds Practice Group. 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 International Energy Partners
Denham Commodity Partners Fund VI
GEF Africa Sustainable Forestry Fund
Halifax Capital Partners III
Ventizz Capital Fund IV
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.

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Barton B. Clark
Co-Chair, Investment Funds Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
J.D. with Honors
Class of 1994

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

B.A., magna cum laude
Class of 1990

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Career History
Co-Chair, Investment Funds Practice Group
2000 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Vista Oil & Gas SA de CV issued MXN Ordinary Shares

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LinnCo. LLC purchases Berry Petroleum Co. LLC

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The Carlyle Group, Inc. purchases NGP Energy Capital Management LLC from Barclays Natural Resource Investments

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Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to Practice in the District of Columbia
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