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Clark Jennings

C&M International Managing Director, Asia

cjennings@crowell.com
Phone: +65.9111.0610
One George Street
#10-01
Singapore 049145
Republic of Singapore

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, Burma, 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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Attorneys: Trade Policy To Remain Prominent No Matter Who Wins On Nov. 3 Inside U.S. Trade (October 16, 2020)
Media Mentions
"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.
Speech/Presentation
"Election 2020: U.S.-China Tensions Will Remain Regardless of Who Wins the White House," Election 2020 Series (September 17, 2020). Contacts: Joshua Boswell, Clark Jennings, Shelley Su
Client Alert / Newsletter
China's Interest In Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Met With Scepticism By Those Who Helped Negotiate It South China Morning Post (July 10, 2020)
Media Mentions
Hong Kong Security Law Stokes US-China Trade War; Analysing Joe Biden's China Policy South China Morning Post (July 10, 2020)
Media Mentions
"S'pore Leads New Approach To Digital Trade," The Straits Times (June 27, 2020). Authors: Robert Holleyman, and Clark Jennings.
Publication
"Calls for Treaty on Marine Litter Continue During World Oceans Week," Environment & Natural Resources Law Alert (June 12, 2020). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Clark Jennings, Ryan MacFarlane, Olivia Burzynska-Hernandez
Client Alert / Newsletter
"USTR Launches 301 Investigations into Digital Services Taxes," International Trade Bulletin (June 3, 2020). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, John B. Brew, Clark Jennings, Olivia Burzynska-Hernandez
Client Alert / Newsletter
"U.S. State Department Fails to Certify Hong Kong’s Autonomy: Signals Potential Change in Trade and Economic Treatment," International Trade Bulletin (May 28, 2020). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Evan Y. Chuck, Clark Jennings, Shelley Su
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Policymakers Pivot to New Phase in the Global Economic Response to COVID-19," (April 28, 2020). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Himamauli Das, James G. Flood, Patricia L. Wu, Clark Jennings, Joshua Boswell, Trey Flowers
Client Alert / Newsletter

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