New Partner Joins Bryan Cave LLP’s Intellectual Property Group
March 5, 2007
ST. LOUIS – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP is pleased to announce that J. Bennett Clark has joined the firm as a partner in its St. Louis office. Clark is a well-known, nationally recognized intellectual property litigator. He joins Bryan Cave from a St. Louis intellectual property boutique where he served as the chair of the litigation practice group for more than 15 years. He will join Bryan Cave’s Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups.
“Ben will help Bryan Cave realize its goal of expanding the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice,” said Don Lents, chairman of Bryan Cave. “With his strong commitment and dedication to his practice, Ben will be instrumental in further developing the firm’s reputation as one of the nation’s strongest intellectual property litigation firms.”
Clark has handled dozens of complex litigation matters in federal courts for more than 25 years. He is a first-chair trial lawyer who handles all types of intellectual property disputes including, for example, patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement and trade secret disputes. Additionally, Clark has a substantial amount of experience handling white collar criminal matters, internal corporate investigations, business torts, antitrust and other commercial litigation.
“Ben is an outstanding litigator and addition to our firm,” said David Roodman, co-chair of Bryan Cave’s Intellectual Property Group. “I have handled numerous cases against Ben over the last 15 years, and have always been impressed by his knowledge, creativity and courtroom skills. Ben is an excellent lawyer and an outstanding strategic fit to our growing Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.”
In March 2002, Clark was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor held by less than 1 percent of practicing attorneys. He is also a certified federal court mediator and early neutral evaluator. Clark has been on the faculty, as a lecturer and instructor, of the University of Virginia Trial Advocacy Institute.
A former assistant U.S. attorney, Clark received his J.D. in 1980 from the University of Virginia and his B.A., cum laude
, in 1976 from Duke University.
Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s nearly 800 lawyers in 13 offices across the United States, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.
For more information, contact:
Luis Mocete at 212/541-1141