Alan Clark retired from the partnership in December 2009. A retired partner once resident in our Los Angeles office, Alan B. Clark practiced commercial litigation with the firm since 1975. He represented a broad range of clients drawn from the real estate, entertainment, government contracts, securities, petroleum, insurance, money management, wholesale distribution, motor vehicle and manufacturing fields. Mr. Clark's litigation practice included matters involving antitrust, contract, business tort, intellectual property, unfair competition, insurance, lender liability, corporate and securities, real estate and ERISA issues.
Mr. Clark had extensive experience in lengthy and complex jury trials. He obtained multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of plaintiffs in business tort and predatory pricing cases. In addition, he developed a recognized expertise in attorney-client privilege and other evidentiary matters.
Mr. Clark has spoken and published at numerous continuing education of the bar programs on evidentiary privileges, unfair competition and unfair trade practices, appellate advocacy and alternative dispute resolution.
At the time of his retirement, Mr. Clark was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a former Master of the George McBurney Business Litigation Inn of Court. Mr. Clark currently served as a director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, a provider of legal services for low-income residents of Los Angeles, and of America Supporting Americans, a not-for-profit organization providing support for American troops. He is a former director and Chairman of the Board of Skid Row Development Corporation, a Los Angeles charity for the homeless, and is a former director of the Pacific Crest Outward Bound School. He belonged to the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and was a member of the Litigation and Antitrust Law Sections of both the Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations. In addition, Mr. Clark was a member of the Trial Evidence Committee of the ABA Litigation Section, and the Los Angeles County Bar's Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Section.
At the University of Virginia Law School, Mr. Clark won the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Clark served as an Infantry officer in the US Army from 1968-1971.