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									                                        ERIN CLARK, ESQ
214-578-1796                                                                    erinbuckclark@gmail.com

                                          SENIOR COUNSEL
                                                   PROFILE
 High-integrity senior leadership as an accomplished counsel and professional attorney providing support to
 executives, key decision-makers and thought leaders concerning a wide range of corporate litigation,
 contracts and transactions in world-class, high-tech settings. Strong expertise in the investigation, defense
 and resolution of complex technology disputes.

  Proficient in contract administration, litigation, issue mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution; skilled
   in the review and analysis of legal initiatives, client requirements and industry legislation.
  Confident abilities in legal research, document creation, internal controls and team relations; effective
   oversight and execution of complex contracts with top management, government agencies and key
   decision-makers.
  Self-motivated to achieve maximum productivity, drive organizational growth, ensure full regulatory
   compliance, turn around troubled accounts and meet corporate objectives.
  Multi-tasking talents in consensus building, business communications, organization, project management
   and attention to detail in time-sensitive situations.
  Extensive international interaction with multiple business units and regulatory agencies through effective
   team participation, stakeholder relations and corporate communications.
  Admitted to the Bar in the State of Texas (License #03293720).

                                           CORE COMPETENCIES
Corporate Litigation  Legal Arbitration  Complex Mediation  Contract Administration  IT Outsourcing 
Business Support  Client Relations  Technology Disputes  Cost/Benefit Analysis Contract Negotiation
and Drafting Litigation Audit Reports  Financial Transactions  Policy Development  Risk Mitigation  Multi-
Project Accountability  Process Improvements  Contract Workouts  Change Management  Compliance
Investigations  Dispute Resolution  Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)  Reporting Tools  Bilingual
(Spanish)

                                 EMPLOYMENT & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Hewlett-Packard Company, Plano, TX                                                        1998 – Present
Senior Counsel – HP Enterprise Services, 2010-Present
In charge of supporting 3 service portfolios: Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing (ITO), Application Services
and Industry Services (BPO) through dispute resolution and business workouts in multiple industry areas for
the largest PC manufacturer in the world. Primary accountability for public sector protests, including Agency
actions, formal proceedings and opposition to competitor protests. Work with multifunctional teams in global
contexts.
  Promoted to oversee pre-litigation disputes on a global basis with new reporting tools that allowed for
     rapid identification of underlying root causes and mitigation of corporate exposure.
  Focused on turning around underperforming accounts or creating a positive exit plan with business
     stakeholders, resulting in millions of dollars in savings for the company.
  Ranked as subject matter expert for drafting and negotiating all litigation/dispute-related clauses for all
     complex outsourcing and contracts.

Associate General Counsel – Hewlett Packard Company, 2008-2010
Directed a team of 7 litigation attorneys, 5 paralegals and annual budget in managing all HP commercial
litigation, arbitration and disputes for the Americas, representing a docket of over 100 matters across all
ERIN CLARK, ESQ                                                                                     Page Two
business lines. Issues encompassed consumer class action lawsuits, customer/vendor/partner disputes,
shareholder relations, securities & governance actions, antitrust, insurance recovery and subpoenas.
  Continually reduced the need for outside counsel year-over-year by implementing case & financial
    reporting tools and streamlining internal litigation processes.
  Partnered with business executives to generate comprehensive data on litigation risks and forecasts of
    financial events to help with top decision-making, improve visibility and avoid legal surprises.
  Efficiently evaluated EDS litigation reporting tools for smooth integration into HP’s platform; instituted best
    practices, policies and procedures, along with standardized forms.
  Promoted consistent and precise set of high-level legal services, while creating individual accountability
    with clear expectations.

Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), Plano, TX                                            1998 – 2008
Senior Counsel
Responsible for handling highly complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation/arbitration matters for this
global IT services provider. Liaised with business teams across different areas, such as Life Sciences,
Communications, Media & Entertainment, Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing,
Energy and US Public Sector. Drafted litigation audit letters and interacted with auditors as needed. Acted as
primary back-up for Head of Litigation. Supervised IP and litigation paralegals. Personally conducted high-level
sensitive internal investigations that impacted commercial accounts.
  Closely partnered with outside counsel on handling the largest litigation and disputes to streamline
     resolutions, improve efficiencies and minimize legal fees, saving millions of dollars in expenses.
  Selected to integrally support several subsidiaries in managing troubled accounts and driving earlier
     dispute and litigation resolution, ultimately saving millions of dollars in additional costs.
  As sole litigation counsel, coordinated mortgage servicing litigation for Wendover Financial Services.
  Served as primary litigation counsel in commercial litigation and disputes with EDS Canada.

                                          PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

-   Employed as a Litigation Attorney with 1st and 2nd chair experience at Passman & Jones, a medium-sized law
    office in Dallas, TX; provided excellent legal counsel, advice and representation to different corporate clients on
    litigation and disputes.
-   Consistently recognized for outstanding abilities in corporate litigation, dispute resolution, team participation,
    brief preparation, court appearances and optimal client satisfaction levels.
-   Gained hands-on exposure to contract administration, franchisor/franchisee, real estate, medical malpractice,
    product liability, insurance defense and banking issues.

                                                   EDUCATION

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, TX
Juris Doctorate

DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
B.A. Degree in Political Science and Spanish; minor in Economics

                                       PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

* Proficient in MS Office Suite, Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis and proprietary applications.
* Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and Collin County Bar Association.
* Member of the Junior League of Dallas; Secretary of the McKinney High Athletic Booster Club.

								
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