Barton B. Clark

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