James J. Clark

Partner

212.701.3849 Phone
212.378.2169 Fax
jclark@cahill.com

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1702 vCard

Practices

Education

  • Stonehill College, B.S., 1976
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1979, Editor-in-Chief, Albany Law Review

Admissions

  • New York
  • California

Jim Clark is a member of the Executive Committee and has been a partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP since 1987. Mr. Clark’s practice includes the representation of major investment banks and corporations in capital market transactions, including debt and equity offerings, bank financings and debt restructurings.

Recent transactions on which Mr. Clark has worked include:

  • Representing the underwriters in the $2.375 billion initial public offering of common stock of Ally Financial, Inc. (formerly GMAC).
  • Advising NBCUniversal in the $7.75 billion acquisition of exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for the 2022-2032 Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
  • Representing the initial purchasers in a $3.1 billion debt offering to finance the acquisition of the H.J. Heinz Company by 3G Capital Partners and Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Representing the lead arrangers in U.S., Euro and Canadian credit facilities totaling more than $9 billion to finance the buyout of Dell, Inc. by Silver Lake Partners and Michael Dell.
  • Advising the initial purchasers and dealer managers in connection with a $1.25 billion debt offering and a $3.1 billion tender offer for outstanding secured notes of MGM Resorts International.

Mr. Clark has been consistently recommended as a leading corporate business lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers (IFLR), Who’s Who Legal (International Bar Association), The Legal 500, and Who’s Who in American Law. Mr. Clark was named as one of the 30 best lawyers in the United States in both the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets categories by Euromoney’s The Best of the Best USA 2012.

Mr. Clark graduated from Stonehill College in 1976 (BS), where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees, and from Albany Law School of Union University in 1979 (JD), where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.