Womble Bond Dickinson Senior Counsel Michael Clark moderated a panel of experts focused on curtailing domestic violence and substance abuse at the Smart Rural Community (SRC) Live, hosted by NTCA, the Rural Broadband Association.

Clark took part in a session titled, “Broadband for the Things We Do Not Like to Talk About.” The session focused on how broadband can be used to help protect victims of domestic violence and assist in substance use rehabilitation efforts.

Smart Rural Community Live is a showcase of the broadband-enabled applications rural communities can leverage to foster innovative economic development, education, health care, agriculture and other vital services. This year’s event took place June 26-28 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Clark is a veteran litigator who has served as lead counsel in over 100 jury trials and handled dozens of appeals. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, where he led the Criminal Division before entering private practice. Among other matters, he represents clients in complex litigation, including civil False Claims Act cases and investigations, advises clients on regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters, handles arbitration matters, and represents clients in internal investigations and trials. He practices out of the firm’s Houston office. Clark has been very involved with the ABA over the years. He is a former Chair of the ABA Health Law Section, served on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight, and was a chair of the White Collar Crimes Committee within the ABA Business Law Section. He is extensively published and has been board certified in criminal law since the late 1980s.

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