Womble Bond Dickinson’s Michael Clark has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on Specialization. Clark was appointed to the three-year term by ABA President-Elect Mary Smith. The term begins in August 2023.
The ABA Standing Committee on Specialization works to inform the public on the benefits of board-certified lawyers and provides information to lawyers on how to become board certified. The Committee also administers the accreditation process for lawyer certification programs offered by private national organizations.
Clark is an accomplished litigator with years of experience in the federal government and subsequently in private practice. He has served as lead counsel in over 100 jury trials and handled dozens of appeals. 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. Before private practice, Clark had a distinguished government career, beginning as an Assistant District Attorney in Galveston County, Texas. Later, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, where he was a section chief of its Financial Fraud Division, then was promoted to chief of its Criminal Division. 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.