Washington, DC, October 11, 2011—Patton Boggs LLP recently strengthened its Government Investigations and Litigation; Homeland Security, Defense and Technology Transfer; and International practices with the addition of Clark Kent Ervin as a partner in the firm’s Washington office.
Having served under President George W. Bush as the inspector general of the Departments of State and Homeland Security, as well as the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Mr. Ervin’s notable expertise in the area of government and internal corporate investigations enables him to craft, coordinate and implement effective defense strategies on behalf of the firm’s clients.
Mr. Ervin joins the firm from the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program, where, as the Program’s director, he promotes security initiatives through dialogue with former key government officials, policy experts and thought leaders. In addition to continuing his work at the Institute, he will maintain his role as a member of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. Mr. Ervin co-chaired then President-elect Obama’s transition team for the Department of Homeland Security and served as a member of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Clark’s expertise is critical to the firm’s work in both the public and private sectors and truly complements Patton Boggs’ existing practices and capabilities,” said Edward Newberry, managing partner of Patton Boggs. “He is a natural extension of our team and an invaluable resource to the firm and its clients.”
“Patton Boggs is a leader in government investigations and litigation, homeland security and international matters,” said Mr. Ervin. “I look forward to contributing to the firm’s well-established success in these areas.”