Dan Clark’s areas of practice include employment law, civil and business litigation, intellectual property law, and administrative law. In 1985 he graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served first as a staff writer and then as an editorial board member on the North Carolina Law Review and upon graduation from UNC Law School in 1988 he joined Tharrington Smith. Dan has counseled businesses and individuals, including legal, medical, and other professional practices, individual executives, physicians, attorneys, scientists, engineers, nurses, academics, law enforcement, research and other professionals about employment relationships, non-competition and business management. He has represented various professionals before licensing boards and has represented employers and employees in employment discrimination and other employment matters in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Employment Security Commission and other administrative bodies. He also counsels businesses and individuals about trademark and copyright matters, representing them before the Patent and Trademark Office and in state and federal courts.
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, 2016
Best Lawyers, 2020-2024
2022 “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers, Litigation – First Amendment
University of North Carolina School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1988
North Carolina Law Review, Editorial Board Member
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1985 with honors
Wake County Bar, 1988
10th Judicial District Bar, 1988
American Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Member, Labor & Employment Law Section Member
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
North Carolina State Bar, 1988
United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
United States District Court, District of Columbia
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