James J. Clark

New York

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

Tel: 212.701.3849

Email: jclark@cahill.com
Web: www.cahill.com

Jim Clark is a member of the Executive Committee of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP and has been a partner 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
  • 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.

Mr. Clark has been consistently recommended as a leading corporate business lawyer by Chambers GlobalChambers USALawdragon 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), and from Albany Law School of Union University in 1979 (JD), where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.

Cahill’s Banking & Finance practice is among the top-ranked in the world. Cahill’s lawyers advise leading commercial and investment banks in complex financing transactions while also counseling mezzanine lenders and private equity investors in leveraged and strategic transactions, earning Band One recognition from Chambers USA in Banking & Finance and a Tier One ranking from The Legal 500 US in the Commercial Lending.

Our Banking & Finance practice operates across all major industries, including business services, e-commerce, energy, entertainment, financial services, food & grocery, healthcare, infrastructure, manufacturing, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, real estate, telecommunications and travel.

Clients rely on Cahill to deliver solutions-focused advice and deal execution in some of the most challenging transactions in the market today across:

  • Leveraged finance
  • Investment grade finance
  • Asset-based lending
  • Private debt & direct lending
  • Middle market lending

Our transactions further span acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, recapitalizations, project financings, bridge lending and loan commitments. Cahill’s Capital Markets and Banking practices are highly integrated, making it seamless for companies and financial institutions executing multiple simultaneous financings.

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP was founded in 1919 and quickly built a national reputation for excellence in the financial and corporate areas. Maintaining its innovative corporate law practice, the firm also came to be counted among the leading litigation firms in the nation.

Cahill has thrived for a century by focusing on the most significant opportunities and complex challenges facing the top financial services firms and other multinational corporations. Our premier transactional and litigation groups have developed impressive records of accomplishment in high profile cases and headline-grabbing deals.

Cahill is known for innovative trial strategies and financing solutions that draw on the strengths of the entire firm and reflect a wider perspective than that typically afforded by the specialized niches and micro practices that make up a large law firm. A passion for challenging and distinctive work is at the heart of our firm culture and explains why Cahill consistently wins cases and ranks among the most active firms in the financial league tables year after year.

James Clark comes well recommended for his representation of financial institutions and his ability to counsel them through all manner of commercial financings.”
Chambers & Partners