Michael E. Clark

Michael E. Clark

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Health Care Attorney in Houston, TX

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
 | 1301 McKinney Street, Suite 3700
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-402-3905
Fax: 713-583-9182
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Health Care (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile
    • Representation in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse and Corporate Governance matters

    • Representation in Administrative Agency Actions
    • Representation in Internal Investigations

    • Assistance with Crisis Management

    • Experience in a wide variety of areas, such as business and commercial litigation, environmental law, health care fraud and abuse, qui tam litigation, financial fraud, and securities fraud

  • Former federal and state prosecutor

    • Former Chief of Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

  • Faculty instructor, NITA (Trial Skills, Deposition Skills and Advanced Deposition Programs)

  • Interviewed by various media sources: AP; Bloomberg Business, CBC, CNBC; CNN; Crain Chicago; Dallas Morning News; 48 Hours; Fox Financial, Health Channel; Health News Florida; Houston Chronicle; Modern Healthcare; National Law Journal; New York Law Journal; New York Times; Reuters/Thomson, Texas Lawyer; Washington Post; Wolters Kluwer; and USA Today.

  • Extensively published; frequently asked to present to professional groups

  • LLMs in Taxation and Health Law

  • AHLA-trained Health Law Arbitrator
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Foundation

  • Board Certified (Criminal Law), Texas Board of Legal Specialization; National Board of Trial Advocacy

White Papers

  • Whistleblower Risks Just Increased: What to Watch Out For (2010) - This advertorial in Modern Healthcare provides a summary of the new and expanded whistleblower provisions authorized by Congress in the Dodd-Frank Act related to SEC and CFTC whistleblowers, the bounties they may receive for providing original information about securities and commodities violations, and the likely impact this will have on companies' ongoing compliance activities as well as additional litigation, civil and criminal.

  • New Whistleblower Incentives and Protections, and More Enforcement Expected. (2010) - This firm alert addresses the new and expanded SEC and CFTC whistleblower provisions, and related measures, authorized by Congress in the Dodd-Frank Act, along with some open issues and likely consequences from these new measures

  • The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine (The Crime of Doing Nothing) (2011) - This paper was submitted for a presentation in October 2011 at the New York State Bar Association's Fourth Corporate Counsel Institute. It addresses how the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine is being used by various agencies in administrative, civil, and criminal cases, along with some recent and provocative examples of how it has been wielded against executives in the Health Law area.

  • Certificates and Credentials

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy

    About Michael Clark

    Admitted: 1982, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.bakerdonelson.com/michael-clark

    Honors/Awards:

    • U.S. Attorney General's Director's Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2005
    • Recipient, Global Award in Healthcare Law (Texas), Corporate LiveWire, 2016
    • Recipient, Global Award in Criminal Law, Corporate LiveWire, 2016
    • LL.M. (Taxation), University of Houston Law Center, 1996
    • Houston's Top Lawyers (White Collar Defense), H Texas Magazine, 2008
    • Houston's Top Lawyers (White Collar Defense), H Texas Magazine, 2010
    • Recipient, "Top Lawyers of 2015", Houstonia Magazine, 2015
    • Recipient, Healthcare Lawyer of the Year (United States), Corporate LiveWire, 2018
    • LL.M. (Health Law), University of Houston Law Center, 2000
    • Houston's Top Lawyers (White Collar Defense), H Texas Magazine, 2009
    • Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Health Care Law, Corporate Counsel magazine, 2012
    • Recipient, Global Award in Healthcare Law (Texas), Corporate LiveWire, 2015
    • Recipient, Global Award in Fraud and White Collar Crime, Corporate LiveWire, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified, Criminal Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1989
    • Board Certified, Criminal Law Specialist, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1988

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-chair, South Texas Region, White Collar Crimes Committee, ABA Criminal Justice Section, 2007
    • Chair, White Collar Crimes Committee, ABA Section of Business Law, 2005
    • Advisory Board, University of Houston Law Center, Criminal Justice Institute, 2005
    • Co-chair, Internal Investigations Subcommittee, Corporate Compliance Committee, ABA Section of Business Law, 2009
    • Member, Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight, American Bar Association, 2007
    • Governing Council, ABA Health Law Section, 2007
    • Financial Subcommittee Chair, Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Committee; Public Relations Contact, DRI, 2008
    • Chair, Executive Publications Committee, ABA Health Law Section, 2005

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy's (NITA) Deposition Skills Program, Houston, TX, 2012
    • Adjunct Faculty, University of Houston Law Center, Intersession Course: Taking and Defending Depositions, 2008
    • Secretary and Treasurer, Foundation for Cancer Survivors (CancerForward), 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Recipient, Healthcare Lawyer of the Year (United States) Corporate LiveWire, 2019
    • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year 2020 (Health Law, Houston), 2019
    • Adjunct Professor, Food and Drug Law; Antitrust & Health Law, Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center; Adjunct Professor, Civil Trial Advocacy; Criminal Trial Advocacy, University of Houston Law Center; Faculty, NITA Southern Regional Program (SMU); Faculty, NITA Deposition Program (University of Houston Law Center), 2019
    • Recipient, Healthcare Lawyer of the Year (United States), 2019
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Fraud and Abuse), 2018  , 2018
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Fraud and Abuse), 2014
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Fraud and Abuse)  , 2017
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Fraud and Abuse), 2013
    •   Adjunct Professor, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Fraud and Abuse)  , 2016
    • Faculty, NITA Advanced Deposition Institute, 2010
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Fraud and Abuse), 2015

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    Educational Background:

    • LL.M. (Taxation) University of Houston Law Center, 1996
    • LL.M. (Health Law) University of Houston Law Center, 2000
    • BA (English) (University of Texas, Arlington), 1979
    • JD (South Texas College of Law), 1982

    Industry Groups

    • Life Sciences; Pharmaceutical; Medical Devices; Securities
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    Office Location for Michael E. Clark

    1301 McKinney Street
    Suite 3700
    Houston, TX 77010

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    Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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