31st Annual Institute presented by the Texas Bar International Law Section

Speaking Engagement | March.28.2019 | 3:15pm - 4:00pm (Central Standard Time)

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University's Baker Institute
Orrick partners George Humphrey and Harry Clark will be appearing together on a panel – “Trade Wars and U.S. National Security: New Developments and Issues Every Practitioner Should Know” – at the 31st Annual Institute presented by the Texas Bar International Law Section. George, a member of our Houston office and M&A and Private Equity practice, will moderate the panel and Harry, a member of our Washington, D.C. office and co-chair of our International Trade and Compliance practice, will present as a panelist.

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG)
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Harry Clark Partner

Washington, D.C.

Harry is experienced in areas such as CFIUS/Exon-Florio examinations of foreign investment, military and “dual use” export control regulations (ITAR/EAR), economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury Department (OFAC), customs regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering rules, anti-boycott requirements and defense industrial security requirements. He executes internal corporate investigations regarding trade and investment rules and advises on such rules in the context of corporate transactions.

Additionally, Harry has extensive experience with government contracting matters. His government contracting work has included, for example, design and implementation of U.S. Defense Department renewable energy projects. He also represents broad industry coalitions on major trade litigations and international negotiations. His experience in these areas includes a leading role in what is often considered the largest-ever international trade dispute: the controversy regarding unfair softwood lumber imports from Canada. It has involved myriad administrative proceedings before federal agencies, NAFTA panel appeals, WTO dispute proceedings, judicial proceedings and international settlement agreements.

Harry has represented a coalition of major U.S. oil companies in antidumping and countervailing duty litigation. As a related matter, he pursues policy issues with congressional and executive branch officials and advises on international trade rules (e.g., GATT, WTO agreements and NAFTA).

Chambers 2022 recognizes Harry as a leader in the field of export controls and economic sanctions (Chambers Global and Chambers USA), as well as CFIUS (Chambers USA). Previous editions have also recognized Harry’s achievements regarding his work related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Clients note that Harry provides “accurate, straightforward guidance incredibly efficiently” and “he has an ability to translate complex legal requirements and rules into business-friendly jargon.”