Charles F. Walker
Securities Enforcement and Compliance Matters
Charles F. Walker is a partner in the firm’s Securities Enforcement and Compliance practice. Mr. Walker represents corporations and their officers, directors and employees in a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, internal investigations and SEC-related matters.
Mr. Walker’s recent engagements include the representation of a major technology company in an SEC investigation; successfully defending a bank holding company in connection with an SEC investigation of alleged financial statement fraud; the representation of a major accounting firm in investigations by the SEC and PCAOB involving a company in the financial services industry; and defending a foreign private issuer in a concurrent SEC/U.S. Department of Justice inquiry.
Mr. Walker rejoined Skadden after serving as securities commissioner for the state of Delaware from 1996 to 1999. Earlier in his career, he served as a deputy attorney general for the state of Delaware and special counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Walker is a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee. He also serves on the firm’s Client Engagement and Diversity committees.
Mr. Walker has authored numerous articles on state and federal securities law issues and is the co-author of a leading guide on SEC procedure, The SEC Enforcement Process: Practice and Procedure in Handling an SEC Investigation (Bloomberg BNA, 2014).
J.D., New York University School of Law
M.A., Northwestern University
B.A., Boston University (magna cum laude)
Member, Board of Directors of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Securities Commissioner, State of Delaware
Deputy Attorney General, State of Delaware
Litigation Section, Office of the General Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission