Fall 2014| Posse New York Quarterly

  

Fox Rothschild Attorney Joins New York Advisory Board

​Fox Rothschild Associate James C. Clark, a DePauw University Posse alumnus and member of the Posse New York Advisory Board.

Fox Rothschild Associate James C. "Jim" Clark, a DePauw University Posse alumnus, joined the Posse New York Advisory Board earlier in 2014. With a law degree from Georgetown University and 10 years of experience as a litigator, he represents corporations and individuals in complex commercial litigation, white-collar compliance and criminal defense, government and internal investigations.

A respected attorney, Jim is also a strong advocate of public service through pro bono work, frequently speaking to young lawyers on the topic. He is a former member of the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Pro Bono Advisory Council and he has volunteered for Legal Outreach, a nonprofit organization focused on encouraging underprivileged public high school students to pursue higher education and professional careers.

According to Jim, his professional successes and educational opportunities can be attributed to Posse. As the fifth of six children, Jim knew there was financial strain on his working class family with older siblings already in college. A phone call from Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial in 1996 welcomed him as a DePauw Scholar, a role that would engender a strong belief in teamwork.

“The team is everything,” says Jim. “You want to build a well-oiled machine, developing people’s confidence along the way and making sure that everyone is armed with what they need to succeed.”

Jim marvels at how far the Posse program has come, praising the vision and commitment of Posse’s supporters and partners. He is especially inspired by the passion with which Posse’s board members support and advocate for the program across the country. He is looking forward to being part of the program’s continued growth and success.

“Posse has taken on an amazing force,” says Jim. “I envision Posse Scholars as elected officials and eventually a Posse Scholar as the President of the United States.” 

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