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George R. Clark

(202) 331-3200

Well-Earned Reputation for Knowledge, Integrity & Discretion

Law firms can lose the protection of the attorney-client privilege for their internal discussions about ethics matters unless they follow proper procedures. Bringing in outside counsel is an effective way to maintain that privilege. As Mr. Clark once said in a New York Times piece about his work, "In a complex world, even lawyers need lawyers."

Office Location

Mr. Clark maintains his office in the historic center of the Washington, DC, legal community, one-half block from Connecticut and K Street. He frequently travels nationally and internationally for on-site work with his clients, but his law firm is a highly accessible meeting location for clients who want face-to-face interaction and counsel without sacrificing discretion.

Professional Background

Backed by decades of experience at a large law firm, in private practice, and as an active educator and thought leader, Mr. Clark provides informed counsel to lawyers and law firms grappling with professional responsibility concerns ranging from client intake decisions to adoption of risk management processes. He also has extensive experience as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases, disciplinary hearings, and other proceedings where attorney ethics are at issue.


Capabilities & Strengths:

  • Situational & Ongoing Services for Attorneys & Law Firms Seeking to Avoid or Resolve Conflicts of Interest
  • Advice & Counsel on All Professional Responsibility & Ethics Issues Affecting Lawyers & Law Firms
  • Analysis, Guidance, & Expert Witness Testimony for Legal Malpractice Defense, Informed by Extensive Knowledge of Standards of Care
  • Implementing Systems for Risk Management, Loss Prevention, & Adherence to Legal Malpractice Underwriting Requirements
  • Counsel & Representation for Law Firms Making Lateral Hiring Decisions & Lawyers Changing Firms
  • Counsel on Complex Ethics & Regulatory Issues, Including Conflicts of Interest that Arise for US Law Firms Engaged in International Legal Practice
  • Decades of Experience Across the Spectrum of Attorney Ethics

Areas of Practice:

  • Attorney-Client Privilege
  • Conflicts of Interest & Disqualification Matters
  • Rule 11 & Other Aspects of Civil Procedure
  • Dissatisfied Clients & Fee Disputes
  • Business Subsidiaries
  • Attorney Discipline & Bar Admissions
  • Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Procedures & Software Systems Required to Satisfy Insurance Underwriting Requirements