Vedder Price

Bryan K. Clark

Shareholder

Bryan Clark is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the Litigation group in the firm’s Chicago office.

Bryan K. Clark is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the Litigation group in the firm’s Chicago office. He has an extensive media and privacy practice that includes privacy class action defense, media defense litigation, class action TCPA litigation, copyright litigation, right-of-publicity litigation, digital marketing litigation, data breach response, FOIA issues, reporter’s privilege issues and prepublication review.  Mr. Clark also routinely advises companies outside the litigation context on privacy and data security issues, including policies, procedures, and cybersecurity protocols.  Mr. Clark has served as both lead counsel and part a team of lawyers in lawsuits in state and federal courts nationwide, often achieving victory or favorable settlements at the dispositive pleading stage.  He presents on issues related to digital privacy and data breach before a national audience, such as the ABA Annual Meeting in 2013.

Mr. Clark is a member of the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois and has first-chair trial experience in federal court. As a litigator, Mr. Clark has been involved in a broad range of matters in addition to media and privacy, including topics as diverse as consumer fraud, loan enforcement and foreclosure, and environmental, construction and insurance law. He also has handled a variety of pro bono engagements, including work for nonprofit media entities, representation of an Illinois prisoner with multiple sclerosis, and Section 1983 civil rights litigation.

Mr. Clark previously served as a PILI Fellow, working on civil liberties issues for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. He also previously worked as a Legal Intern for Media/Professional Insurance (now AXIS PRO), where he assisted with libel, intellectual property and insurance matters, analyzed court pleadings and conducted pre-distribution review of documentaries for fair-use and defamation issues.

From 2017 to 2020, Mr. Clark was selected as an Emerging Lawyer, an affiliate of Leading Lawyers, in Civil Rights/Constitutional Law and Commercial Litigation. Since 2017, he has also been selected by Chambers USA as an “Associate to Watch” in Illinois Media & Entertainment Litigation. Mr. Clark was also recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which included him on the “Ones to Watch” list in the field of Litigation - Intellectual Property Law.

Prior to law school, Mr. Clark studied news editorial journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism, where he won several awards for his journalistic writing at the Columbia Missourian.

 
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Bryan K. Clark

Shareholder

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude
  • University of Missouri–Columbia, B.J., B.A., 2005, summa cum laude

Bryan K. Clark

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 2014

Bryan K. Clark

Shareholder

Bryan K. Clark

Shareholder

Bryan K. Clark

Shareholder

Blogs

Mr. Clark contributes to our Media & Privacy Risk Report blog. To view it, please click here.