Michael E. Clark


Affiliate Assistant Professor

Michael E. Clark is a litigator who has a wide variety of experience, including matters with various regulatory agencies, contract disputes including DTPA allegations, complex fraud allegations (including violations of the False Claims Act), environmental allegations, securities law allegations, and financial fraud allegations. He has been lead counsel in over 100 jury trials, and has handled dozens of appeals. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Clark has counseled clients, including healthcare providers, insurers, and financial institutions, and has conducted internal investigations and advised on regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Clark is a Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Health Law and a former chair of the ABA Section of Business Law’s White-Collar Crime Committee. He has helped devise, co-chaired, and served on Planning Committees for various ABA National Institutes, including the National Institute on Corporate Internal Investigations; the National False Claims Trial Institute; the Foreign Corrupt Practical Act Mock Trial Institute; and the Medical Device Institute. A widely published and sought-after speaker, Mr. Clark has instructed on a diverse range of topics, ranging from cybersecurity and regulatory compliance, to litigation skills and ethics, to dealing with whistleblowers. He writes and presents on regulatory issues, such as cybersecurity, corporate compliance and governance, ethics, internal investigations, pharmaceutical and medical device law, securities law, and white-collar defense issues. He is the editor-in-chief for an annually supplemented treatise published by BNA/Bloomberg: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law: Regulation of Research, Development, and Marketing (2d Ed. 2015)

As an adjunct law professor at the Health Law & Policy Institute of the University of Houston Law Center, he has taught on food and drug law, civil and criminal trial advocacy, healthcare and antitrust, and the regulation of biomedical research. As an adjunct professor at the College of Pharmacy for the University of Florida, Mr. Clark has taught on pharmaceutical fraud and abuse. He is also a faculty instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and has taught at its trial advocacy, depositions, and advanced deposition programs. He is also an AHLA-trained Health Law Arbitrator.

Mr. Clark is a 1982 graduate of South Texas College of Law and also holds an LL.M. in Health Law and an LL.M. in Tax from the University of Houston Law Center. He also is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. Before entering private practice, Mr. Clark served as a federal prosecutor for the Southern District of Texas and was the head of its Criminal Division for four years.