Representing Clients Across Industries in High-Stakes Litigation
Christopher Clark, a seasoned attorney, has successfully handled a wide range of strategically significant cases spanning various industries. His expertise encompasses complex commercial and multijurisdictional litigation, disputes arising from corporate mergers and acquisitions, insurance and reinsurance transactions, class action litigation, securities and governance matters, trade secret misappropriation, noncompetition disputes, and intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Clark’s impressive portfolio includes representing clients in several high-profile cases. Some of his notable representations include:
EMC Corporation Directors
In a landmark case, Mr. Clark represented the directors of EMC Corporation in state and federal court litigation arising from its sale to Dell Technologies for approximately $60 billion. This litigation resulted in a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision that established the standard for fiduciary duty litigation in Massachusetts.
Mr. Clark successfully represented Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in litigation against convertible noteholders, arising from the sale of assets for up to $1.025 billion.
He also represented Nightstar Therapeutics in state and federal court litigation arising from its $800 million sale to Biogen.
Mr. Clark played a pivotal role in GTY Technology’s acquisition of six companies in a SPAC transaction, representing them in state and federal court proceedings.
Terumo Americas Holding
He represented Terumo Americas Holding in a post-closing federal court lawsuit related to its acquisition of Harvest Technologies.
Mr. Clark represented Getronics N.V. in arbitration and parallel state and federal court proceedings arising from the sale of certain North American subsidiaries.
He represented Sycamore Networks in a post-closing purchase-price adjustment arbitration arising from the sale of assets to a private equity firm.
Diverse Range of Clients
Apart from these notable representations, Mr. Clark has also represented a broad spectrum of clients, including A&E Television Networks, members of the band Bon Jovi, the Boston Red Sox, Fox Broadcasting Company, Major League Baseball Properties, Time Warner, Turner Broadcasting Systems, and many others. He successfully defended them in multiple state and federal trial and appellate court proceedings, countering claims of unfair competition and alleged violations of consumer protection statutes.
Extensive Practice Areas
In addition to his impressive litigation portfolio, Mr. Clark’s practice extends to representing clients in matters before regulatory bodies such as the SEC, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and the Massachusetts Securities Division.
Dedicated to Pro Bono Work
Mr. Clark actively engages in pro bono work and makes a meaningful impact in his community. He regularly handles housing court, family law, prisoners’ rights, wage theft, and immigration matters. Notably, he served on the pro bono panels of the Second and Ninth Circuits. His exceptional pro bono work includes securing a reversal on a jurisdictional issue of first impression in a prisoners’ rights appeal to the First Circuit, for which he was recognized in The National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List.
Accolades and Recognitions
Christopher Clark’s outstanding legal skills have garnered him prestigious accolades and recognition. He received the Boston Bar Association’s President’s Award for his representation of several victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Notably, he was also honored with the Cornell Law School Exemplary Public Service Award and named an Excellence in the Law Honoree for Pro Bono by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Engaged in the Legal Community
Mr. Clark actively contributes to the legal community through his involvement in various organizations. He serves as a trustee of the Boston Bar Foundation, a nonprofit organization that strives for justice and enhances access to legal services. Additionally, he sits on the board of directors of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, The Disability Law Center, and Lawyers for Civil Rights, all of which are dedicated to promoting equal opportunity and fighting against discrimination.
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