John (Jack) Clabby’s practices focus on corporate governance, fraud, and shareholder litigation, including the defense of securities fraud class actions and derivative lawsuits. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney, he also represents companies and special litigation committees in connection with internal corporate investigations.
As a former cyber prosecutor, Jack also advises corporate boards and management on legal issues regarding cybersecurity and represents companies in litigation, including class actions, concerning breaches and data loss incidents. Jack serves as a “breach coach,” guiding clients through the loss or suspected loss of personally identifiable information, business interruption, and other system compromises.
Jack also provides governance, safety, and risk management advice to colleges and boarding schools, conducts internal and independent investigations of such institutions, assists universities with matters pertaining to Title IX, and represents education clients in litigation.
Jack began his career as an associate at the litigation firm Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C. He leads the firm’s Securities and Derivative Litigation Practice Group and is the firm’s Hiring Chair.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2005)
- Research Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
- Winning team, Keedy Cup
- Princeton University (A.B., cum laude, 2002)
Professional & Community Involvement:
- American Bar Association
- Co-Chair, Class Actions Subcommittee, Securities Committee, Section of Litigation
- President-Elect, Princeton Club of Tampa Bay (2017-2018)
- Alumni Class President, Princeton University Class of 2002 (2012-2017)
- Clemency Project, Screening Committee (2014)
- Member, Tampa Bay Electronic Crimes Task Force
- Member, InfraGard, Tampa Chapter
- Hillsborough County Bar Association
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