Thomas A. Clare
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., J.D., Notre Dame
Professor Tom Clare is a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP whose practice is focused on the litigation and arbitration of complex business disputes. ...Continue Reading
Professor Tom Clare is a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP whose practice is focused on the litigation and arbitration of complex business disputes. Mr. Clare was featured in The National Law Journal's "Defense Hot List" for the favorable outcome he achieved as trial counsel in Leonard v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, the first Hurricane Katrina coverage case to go to trial. In addition to complex litigation matters, Mr. Clare has an extensive defamation and media law practice, and he routinely advises corporate clients and prominent individuals who are the subject of false statements or victims of newsgathering torts. Mr. Clare has extensive experience handling matters involving national print, broadcast and online media outlets — and he routinely advises clients who must deal with the media in crisis situations. He serves as an instructor for Notre Dame Law School's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, and is a guest lecturer the Journalism and New Media Seminar at American University.
Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Mr. Clare served as law clerk for the Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He attended the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Notre Dame Law Review.