Alan Clarke has extensive experience negotiating complex commercial and technology transactions both as an in-house and law firm attorney. Throughout his legal career, Alan has excelled advising clients in a broad array of industries on matters related to technology, outsourcing, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, data security, equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, and corporate governance.
In the technology space, Alan has negotiated and structured a variety of major software licenses, patent licenses, and agreements related to software-as-a-service (SaaS), managed services, professional services, and maintenance and support agreements with major technology vendors both nationally and internationally. Alan works closely with clients to deliver practical and effective legal solutions to complex business problems and has delivered numerous seminars on risk management and contract negotiation.
Alan earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where he served on the Civil-Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College. Prior to joining BLG, Alan served as the Senior Associate Director of Technology Transactions and as an Associate Attorney in Harvard University’s Office of the General Counsel and Office of Technology Development, respectively. Alan began his law career at Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked in the Business & Technology and Private Equity departments. He also previously served as an associate at Foley & Lardner LLP.