John Clarke > DLA Piper LLP (US) > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States
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Work Department

Corporate; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Corprate and Securities Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Public Company and Corporate Governance; Financial Services; Life Sciences

Position

Partner & Co-Chair of of DLA Piper’s US Corporate and Securities Litigation Practice

Career

John Clarke represents clients in complex litigation and internal investigations involving financial institutions, securities and financial instruments, structured transactions, accounting issues and corporate governance disputes.

He also represents clients in a variety of litigation matters involving the antitrust and bankruptcy laws. He has significant experience in litigation involving financial institution insolvencies. He is a frequent speaker and writer on issues involving financial institutions, corporate governance and the federal securities laws. 

Education

J.D., University of Virginia; A.B., Dartmouth College

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - defense

DLA Piper LLP (US) has ‘great lawyers who are very strong communicators and have excellent drafting skills‘. John Clarke in New York ‘consistently provides excellent service and is very responsive to client needs‘. Clarke co-chairs the corporate and securities litigation practice with James Mathias in Baltimore. San Diego-based Shirli Fabbri Weiss secured the dismissal of class certification in In re Finisar Corp Sec. Litig., which related to the impact of analyst reports on stock prices. On the SEC enforcement side, the firm has specialists in offices across the US, including Deborah Meshulam in Washington DC and John Hillebrecht in New York. Hillebrecht also led major cases, including three related securities and shareholder class actions in state and federal court for food company Hain Celestial Group, all arising from allegations of a fraudulent channel stuffing scheme. Caryn Schechtman obtained summary judgment on SEC claims against Yorkville Advisors, which alleged fraudulent misrepresentation of the value of hedge fund investments.