Clark Goodman is an experienced litigation and dispute resolution attorney who partners with clients to tackle “the challenge of problems.” He never forgets that his clients’ highest priority is to find favorable and efficient solutions—not to enhance his own personal win-loss record. However, when the only solution to a problem is litigation, he’s well prepared with a demonstrated history of favorable results in complex matters before state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals. Clients value his creativity, patience and persistence.

Clark has more than twenty years of experience managing disputes involving a wide range of commercial transactions, from intellectual property licensing agreements to large-scale software development projects and telecommunications franchise agreements. His practice includes representation of financial service institutions in claims arising out of consumer/retail financial products and operations, as well as representation of multinational companies in international arbitrations of cross-border disputes.

Consistent involvement in firm management matters also helps Clark understand the business issues his clients face. He is the Charlotte office Managing Partner, Charlotte office Team Leader for Business Litigation, and has served as the chair of the firm’s Budget Committee.

Professional Activities

  • Charles Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association

Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Representing a US company in SCAI international arbitration regarding $40 million cross-border dispute over intellectual property and contractual matters arising out of patent licensing agreement.
  • Represented a major national bank in defending hundreds of claims arising out of a portfolio of distressed loans, resulting in favorable decisions from state and federal courts and the bank’s recovery of millions of dollars through settlements and judgments on counterclaims.
  • Represented private and public institutions in matters arising out of unsuccessful projects to customize and integrate commercial off-the-shelf software products to institutional network environments.
  • Represented a local government entity in dispute over franchise agreement with telecommunications provider.
  • Represented a North Carolina governmental agency in First Amendment challenge to a professional licensing scheme in well-publicized federal court litigation.

Bar admissions

1993, North Carolina

Admitted to practice before:

  • U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle and Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • J.D., 1993, Harvard School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.A., 1990, Duke University
    • magna cum laude
    • Doris S. Slane Trinity Scholarship
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • McAnderson Scholarship for Study Abroad