Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
Barkley Clark is a partner in the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP. His practice focuses on various aspects of commercial law for banks and other financial institution clients. His areas of experience include payment systems, secured transactions, bankruptcy, letters of credit, consumer credit and general bank regulation. He serves as a consultant and frequently qualifies as an expert witness in commercial law litigation around the country. For a number of years he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and is a member of the American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Finance Attorneys.
Mr. Clark has served 20 years as a law professor at the University of Kansas and the George Washington University National Law Center. He has also taught on a part-time basis at the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon and the University of Michigan. He has also taught the UCC at Georgetown in Washington and, most recently, at the University of Virginia. He is a frequent speaker at legal seminars throughout the country on commercial/banking law subjects.
Mr. Clark is a well-known author or co-author of treatises such as The Law of Bank Deposits, Collections and Credit Cards, The Law of Secured Transactions Under the UCC, The Law of Product Warranties, Truth in Savings and Regulation CC, Compliance Guide to Payment Systems, and Clark’s Guide to Electronic Check Collection. These treatises are used by attorneys and financial institutions around the country and have been cited by many federal and state appellate courts. In all, he has written eight books and 30 law review articles on a variety of commercial law and banking subjects. He has been active in commercial law reform, serving on the original committee to draft Revised Article 9 of the UCC (sponsored by the American Law Institute and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws).
Mr. Clark received his A.B. in 1962 from Amherst College and his LL.B. in 1965 from Harvard University. He is a member of the District of Columbia, Missouri, Colorado and Kansas bars.