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James J. Clark

James J. Clark


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005



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


  • New York
  • California

Jim Clark is a member of Cahill’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the firm's Corporate Department, representing 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 the initial purchasers in notes offerings for MGM Resorts, Alliance Data Systems, QVC, Vail Resorts, Boise Cascade, Georgia-Pacific, Levi Strauss and numerous other companies.
  • Representing the lead bank arrangers in credit facilities for Airbnb, The Gap, PAE, GCI, Spirit Aerosystems, NorthWest Fiber and numerous other companies.

Clients remark that Mr. Clark is "A legend in the field." "He's great – practical and a problem solver." – Chambers USA

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. Since 2017, Mr. Clark has been named in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, and in 2021 he was named to the Lawdragon Hall of Fame and is included in Lawdragon's 500 Leading Dealmakers in America guide.

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.