J.R. Clark, a partner in the Public & Infrastructure Finance Practice Group, focuses his practice on transactions involving public and private debt financing, as well as legal and policy issues facing state and local governments and instrumentalities.

J.R. has extensive experience representing issuers and borrowers, and serving as underwriters’ counsel on tax-exempt and taxable borrowings that include use of revenue bonds, tax credits, tax increment financing opportunity zones and other economic development tools.

Before joining the firm, J.R. served in the executive office of the mayor of Washington DC as director for council affairs in the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, where he advised the mayor on all legislation before the District of Columbia Council. In this capacity, he oversaw the implementation of the mayor’s legislative agenda.

Before working with the mayor, J.R. served as deputy general counsel in the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer. There, he worked with the legislative branch on the District of Columbia’s budget and finances.

J.R. is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2012. He has served on, and as chairman of, several regional boards and associations. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors of:

  • The D.C. Building Industry Association
  • Recreation Wish List Committee
  • The Williams-Franklin Foundation
  • Graduate School USA
  • Gideon’s Promise
  • The National Theatre
  • Boston College AHANA Alumni Advisory Council
  • Advisory Board of the African American Real Estate Professionals
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  • University of Maryland, J.D., 1991
  • Boston College, B.A., 1988


  • District of Columbia, 1997


  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Maryland
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Columbia

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