Adams and Reese attorney Tom Clark, who serves as the Partner in Charge of the firm’s Baton Rouge office, was featured in the Law360 Insurance Section with a Q&A about his legal practice, published on the Law360 web site on March 14th.
Clark discussed his most challenging cases, what aspects of insurance law practice are in need of reform, some important issues to his practice, and a mistake he made early in his career that he has learned from.
Clark’s practice includes complex commercial litigation and insurance regulatory dispute resolution, as well as filmed entertainment representation. He has represented parties in complex commercial disputes, including directors and officers and their insurers, accountants in contract and professional liability disputes and various insurance, reinsurance, excess and surplus lines entities.
With a background in entertainment law, he also devotes a significant portion of his practice to helping clients in the film and digital-media industry earn tax credits that will assist them in locating to Louisiana or expanding their presence in the state. He currently serves as General Counsel for Louisiana Entertainment Industries Association, a trade association established to represent the coalesced interests of the entertainment industry, and Right Quick Productions, LLC, an organization focused on producing documentaries and curricula detailing educational issues, as well as providing applied arts education to young people.
He is active in several professional organizations such as the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, American and Federal Bar Associations, as well as the International Association of Insurance Receivers, INSOL, the National Association of Managed Care Regulators, and Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals.
Clark is active in the community, serving on various boards, including Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and chair of the Nominating Committee; Louisiana Committee of 100; Louisiana Committee for Economic Development - Biotech/Pharmaceutical Subcommittee; and Louisiana Committee for a Secure Louisiana and Plan of Government Reform Issue Council for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce.
Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200.” The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 250" list of the nation's largest law firms.