James J. Clark

James J. Clark

James J. Clark


212.701.3849 Phone vCard
212.378.2169 Fax

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



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


  • 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 $3.15 billion debt offering to finance the acquisition of Bally Technologies by Scientific Games.
  • 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 in connection with a $2.25 billion debt offering to finance the acquisition of Tim Hortons by Burger King.

Mr. Clark has been consistently recommended as a leading corporate business lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Lawdragon 500, 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.

Mr. Clark graduated from Stonehill College in 1976 (BS), where he formerly served 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.