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Clark Jennings

C&M International Managing Director, Asia


Clark Jennings is the managing director for C&M International’s Southeast Asia regional office, based in Singapore. He manages the firm’s operations in this dynamic regional hub and helps clients, including multinational firms and their associations, to navigate the evolving regulatory, policy, and political environment across the region, including within the APEC and ASEAN economic forums. Prior to joining C&M International, he served at the National Economic Council of the Obama White House. There, he managed the West Wing “war room” to coordinate the administration’s strategy, outreach, and communications efforts on behalf of the president’s trade agenda, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Previously, Clark was chief of staff at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), where he helped guide strategic planning to fulfill the agency’s mission of linking U.S. businesses to infrastructure opportunities in emerging markets. As a member of USTDA’s senior executive team, he advised on deployment of international grant assistance, strategic outreach and communications, legislative strategy, and was the agency liaison to The White House, the National Security Council, and other U.S. government entities. He has represented the U.S. government in bilateral settings and international events on five continents.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Clark oversaw four departments and was part of the senior management team for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. He went on to serve as the senior advisor to the executive director for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Clark traveled extensively on behalf of The White House, staffing President Obama on official international visits that have included trips to China, Myanmar, Laos, India, Brazil, and Iraq.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Clark previously worked as a commercial litigation associate at a nationally-recognized Arkansas firm and served as a federal law clerk to U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. of the Eastern District of Arkansas. He also served in the Office of Governor Mike Beebe as deputy communications director.

Clark graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas and received his Juris Doctor with high honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Education

  • University of Arkansas, B.A., magna cum laude
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law, J.D., with high honors

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"Global Data Transfer Developments: Taking the APEC CBPR System Global," International Trade Bulletin (April 22, 2022). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Clark Jennings, Jeffrey L. Poston, Christopher D. Gundermann
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Global Health: A Look Ahead at Trends in Seven Key Areas," International Trade Bulletin (April 7, 2022). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Jodi G. Daniel, Patricia L. Wu, Clark Jennings, Nicholas J. Diamond, Kate Beale, Ryan MacFarlane, Eric Obscherning, Andrew Blasi
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: How the Private Sector Can Inform the Biden Administration’s Approach," International Trade Bulletin (April 5, 2022). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Clark Jennings, Kate Beale, Christopher D. Gundermann
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Asia Pacific Leaders Cite Digital Transformation as Key to Post-COVID Recovery," (November 25, 2020). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Clark Jennings, Mugant M
Client Alert / Newsletter
"New Potential Treaty on Marine Litter and Microplastics: What You Need to Know," Environment & Natural Resources Law Alert (November 20, 2020). Contacts: Ryan MacFarlane, Clark Jennings, Olivia Burzynska-Hernandez
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Fifteen Asia-Pacific Countries Sign World’s Largest Trade Agreement," International Trade Bulletin (November 16, 2020). Contacts: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Clark Jennings, Mugant M, Evan Yu
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Living with COVID-19: Accelerating Recovery with ICT," AmCham Singapore Webinar (November 12, 2020). Moderator: Clark Jennings.
Speech/Presentation
"China Unveils Draft Personal Information Protection Law," International Trade Bulletin (October 30, 2020). Contacts: Caroline E. Brown, Zhiwei Chen, Evan Y. Chuck, Robert Holleyman, Clark Jennings, Aurora Zhang, Zhongdong Zhang
Client Alert / Newsletter
Attorneys: Trade Policy To Remain Prominent No Matter Who Wins On Nov. 3 Inside U.S. Trade (October 16, 2020)
Press Coverage
"Election 2020: U.S. International Trade Policy and Its Impact on Cross-Border Business Strategy," Crowell & Moring Webinar (October 15, 2020). Presenters: Caroline E. Brown, Evan Y. Chuck, Robert Holleyman, Clark Jennings, and Shelley Su.
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