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
  • 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:

  • Advising NBCUniversal in the $7.75 billion acquisition of exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for the 2022-2032 Summer and Winter Olympic Games (which is the eighth Olympic television contract Mr. Clark has worked on for NBC).
  • Representing a consortium of banks in connection with $9 billion of credit facilities to finance the acquisition of Level 3 Communications by CenturyLink.
  • Representing a group of investment banks in debt-for-equity exchanges and related tender offers and equity offerings in connection with the split of R.R. Donnelley into three public companies.
  • Representing the initial purchasers in an offering of senior notes to refinance outstanding debt of Comstock Resources, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of approximately 85% of Comstock’s common stock by partnerships controlled by Dallas businessman Jerry Jones and his children.

Mr. Clark has been consistently recommended as a leading corporate business lawyer by Chambers GlobalChambers 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 was also named “Lawyer of the Year” in 2018 by Best Lawyers Magazine for Securities/Capital Markets law in New York City.

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.