Charles F. Walker Esq.

Skadden Arps
Walker, Charles F.

Charles F. Walker is a Partner in Skadden'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 is a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee. He also serves on the firm’s Client Engagement and Diversity committees.

Mr. Walker rejoined Skadden after serving as Securities Commissioner for the state of Delaware from 1996-99. 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.

He received his B.A. from Boston University and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.


Author of BBNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 77-5th, SEC Enforcement Process.  This portfolio discusses practice and procedure in handling both informal and formal investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement, including responding to subpoenas, producing documents, and testimony; when and whether companies should conduct internal investigations; the Wells process and settlement discussions; remedies; and consent decrees. This portfolio also examines related issues, including disclosure of an SEC investigation and issues arising out of parallel civil and criminal inquiries.