James R. Clark has over 30 years’ experience in various types of civil litigation as a partner and litigation lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP. He has tried more than 40 cases and has negotiated settlements in many other major cases. He also is experienced in arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Clark’s areas of trial practice include professional malpractice defense, negligence and product liability matters (including drug, medical devices, and toxic torts), construction disputes, condemnation and other real estate litigation, trade secret and non-competition agreements, antitrust, general contract, and other commercial disputes. Mr. Clark also serves as the firm’s general counsel.
A graduate of Ripon College, Mr. Clark received his J.D. in 1971 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif, and from 1970-1971 served as editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Law Review.
Representative Matters :
- Represented Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. in a right of privacy/name misappropriation claim in Wisconsin.
- Represented Brunswick Corporation, a global manufacturer of marine, recreation, and fitness products, in an employee class action case in Wisconsin. Plaintiffs motion for class certification was denied and the Court granted Brunswick’s subsequent motion for summary judgment.
- Leading defense of government grand jury investigation into corporations and certain executives. Coordinated multi-year effort to address allegations of client’s complicity in a massive fraud perpetrated by the insiders of a beverage company. Coordinated responses to grand jury subpoenas and extensive communication with the U.S. Attorney’s office. Negotiated resolution via a non-prosecution agreement.
- Represented a major accounting firm in a series of auditor liability cases brought by banks, investors, and others alleging malpractice and other claims.
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