Barkley Clark Interviewed by American Bar Association
The American Bar Association's Business Law Today interviewed Barkley Clark recently as part of its member spotlight series.
The interview touches on Barkley's practice representing banks and financial institutions, his decades long study of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and the regular writing he does for a variety of publications. In total, he has written nine books and 30 law review articles on a variety of commercial law and banking subjects.
Asked about why he chose the UCC as his niche practice, Barkley responded:
"For some reason, I have always had a great interest in statutes and principles of statutory construction. I like the rigidity and the framework of a statute, the idea of trying to master a statute and then practice in that area of the law. I also came from a family of bankers, and I was interested in banking law from an early age. The UCC seemed a good fit."
Barkley has had a varied professional career. In addition to practicing law, he worked as an outside director for a national bank, helped the Kansas legislature draft several UCC-related statutes, taught law school and even served as mayor of Lawrence, Kansas. He is routinely called on as an expert witness to testify in UCC-related cases.
Barkley is a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office.
Read the full story "An Interview with Barkley Clark."