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Jeffrey Bossert Clark

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Mr. Clark is a partner of the Firm, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. He is a complex trial and appellate litigator with especially deep experience in administrative law, cutting across dozens of statutes and numerous agencies. Mr. Clark has been with the Firm since 1996, with the exception of his period of service by virtue of appointment by the Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice from 2001-2005. He has worked on cutting-edge cases in numerous areas of law, and argued and won the noted Massachusetts v. EPA case in the D.C. Circuit.

Mr. Clark is rated "AV preeminent" 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale Hubbell ("the highest level of professional excellence").

From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Clark was the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Justice Department. While there, he supervised the Appellate Section (50 lawyers and staff) and the Indian Resources Section (25 lawyers and staff). Also during that period, he reviewed, edited, or contributed to virtually every brief the Environment Division of the Department of Justice filed in the Courts of Appeals, including several cases of exceptional significance he personally briefed and argued. He also worked on every Supreme Court environmental or natural resource case during this same period.

Mr. Clark's practice operates at all levels — appellate litigation, trial court litigation, agency proceedings, and regulatory and litigation counseling.

Substantively, Mr. Clark has experience with antitrust, bankruptcy, communications, complex civil litigation, constitutional law, class actions, environmental, intellectual property, and labor. For instance, in the environmental area, he has extensive experience involving the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, NEPA, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, among many others.

Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1995, magna cum laude
  • University of Delaware, M.A., Urban Affairs & Public Policy, 1993, summa cum laude
  • Harvard University, A.B., Economics & Russian/Soviet History, 1989, cum laude

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Publications and Multimedia
Justice Scalia's Property Rights Jurisprudence - Event Audio/Video
2016 National Lawyers Convention
November 24, 2016
Greenhouse Gases: Massachusetts v. EPA Revisited - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
April 08, 2013
EPA: An Agency Gone Wild or Just Doing Its Job? - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2010
Regulatory Authority in the EPA - Event Audio/Video
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group
June 15, 2010
EPA’s Endangerment Rule
New Federal Initiatives Project
April 26, 2010
SCOTUScast 11-25-08 featuring Jeffrey Clark
Summers v. Earth Island Institute
November 25, 2008
Standing on the Shoulders of Scrap: Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Servs., Inc.
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3, Winter 2000
March 01, 2000
Jeffrey Bossert Clark reviews Chemicals, Cancer, and Choices by Peter Van Doren
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2, Summer 1999
October 01, 1999
The Recent Controversy Over the Non Delegation Doctrine
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2, Summer 1999
October 01, 1999
Case Notes
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 1999
May 01, 1999
Colloquium: Junk Science, the Courts, and the Regulatory State (part II)
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 1998
May 01, 1998
Colloquium: Junk Science, the Courts, and the Regulatory State (part I)
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 3, Fall 1997
December 01, 1997