Barton Clark, partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, is a member of the firm's Corporate Department and Finance Committee. He previously served as the Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice. His practice is focused on private equity capital formation, structuring, and related transactions. 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. Mr. Clark is continuously recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 US for his work in private equity. 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.