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Michael E. Clark, LL.M. ‘96 and ‘00

Sept. 26, 2014 - Michael E. Clark has been named chairman of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Darlene Byrne ’87,

Clark will help shape the group’s direction and plans for the future. He has been an active member of the ABA’s Health Law Section for about 14 years. He has served as publications chair, which led to development of “Pharmaceutical Law: Regulation of Research, Development, and Marketing” to which Clark contributed three chapters. He also has been nominated to serve a three-year term on the ABA-wide Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight, as well as the section’s Governing Council.

Clark earned two LL.M.s from the University of Houston Law Center, one in Taxation in 1996 and the other in Health Law in 2000. He also has served as an adjunct professor in the Health Law and Policy Institute. He practices as a special counsel for Duane Morris LLP.

“The focused training that University of Houston Law Center has provided me has helped to enhance my critical research skills and my professional reputation,” Clark said. “I enjoyed it so much that I returned to teach as an adjunct professor and have recommended the school to many others.

“To be successful in the practice of law, attorneys need to remain plugged in intellectually curious, and mindful of their obligations to the public and community. The University of Houston Law Center has helped lawyers like me become better lawyers.”

 His interest and achievements in health law have earned Clark recognition by Texas Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Corporate Counsel magazines.