(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Executive Profile

Mr. Claire has broad legal skills and experience, having worked in-house as chief litigation counsel and labor and employment counsel for a multi-national pharmaceutical and medical device company, and in private practice as a litigator in both a large, international law firm and in a small litigation boutique. Mr. Claire’s experience as a manager of outside counsel in the US and multiple foreign jurisdictions, and as a litigator, has provided him with unique problem solving skills, perspective and technical expertise in a wide variety of litigated matters.

The George Washington University Washington, DC Expected in 2000 : - GPA :

Juris Doctorate

Law Clerk: Disckstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, LLP. Performed legal research and prepared legal memoranda on various topics, including insurance law, corporate transactions and contracts, telecommunications law, real estate transactions, and others. Drafted pleadings and complaints. Participated in mock trials and legal seminars.

Law Clerk: Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP. Washington, DC

Assisted Corporate Group in drafting prospectuses for mutual funds and variable annuity insurance products. Drafted SEC filings and other financial and legal documents.

Legal Intern: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Legal intern for House Committee on Standards (Ethics Committee). Revised and updated House Ethics Manual.

The University of Notre Dame South Bend, IN Expected in 1995 : - GPA :

Bachelor of Arts - Government/Political Science

Professional Experience
Aon Corporation - Litigation, Labor and Employment Counsel
Virtual, WA, 08/2006 - Current

Chief litigation counsel with responsibility for global management of B+L's litigation and related matters. Managed a variety of domestic and international litigation and governmental investigation including: Global mass tort litigation related to product recalls; securities, ERISA, and derivative litigation arising from accounting irregularities; U.S. DOJ and DHHS investigations into healthcare fraud, anti-kickback and FCA violations; qui tam actions brought by the Civil Fraud Division of the Department of Justice; government investigation into anti-competitive activity; shareholder litigation resulting from mergers and acquisitions; licensing disputes; consumer fraud class actions; employment and ERISA litigation; personal injury actions; and a variety of complex commercial arbitrations and litigated disputes. Also serves as labor and employment counsel for the company's Surgical, Vision Care, and General Corporate divisions overseeing and advising on all termination requests, RIFs and restructuring, benefits and severance issues and other global labor matters. Supervises company's Records Management program.

Aon Corporation - Litigation Associate
Virtual, WI, 11/2004 - 08/2006

Represented multinational corporations in various commercial litigation, shareholder derivative and securities class action lawsuits, white collar criminal and complex civil litigation matters, including internal investigations, trial proceedings, and appeals. Represented businesses in government investigations conducted by the Justice Department. Represented multinational pharmaceutical and medical device company in disputes involving distributorships and unfair business practice controversies. Litigated cases in state and federal courts in numerous jurisdictions and in arbitration. Conducted and defended numerous depositions and wrote numerous briefs in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Represented individuals and businesses in non-compete litigation.

Maricopa County, Arizona - Litigation Associate
Goodyear, AZ, 09/2001 - 11/2004

Practice focused on representation of corporate and individual clients involved in complex domestic and international corporate transactions, white collar criminal cases, regulatory and administrative agency investigations, and parallel class action cases. Represented individuals in all phases of white collar criminal and complex civil litigation matters, including SEC and DOJ investigations, internal investigations, grand jury proceedings, trial proceedings, and appeals. Represented executives of companies involved in securities fraud investigations relating to corporate accounting standards, mail and wire fraud, tax, health care fraud, insider trading, securities, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

District Of Columbia Court Of Appeals - Judicial Clerk
City, STATE, 08/2000 - 08/2001

Judicial Clerk for the Honorable John A. Terry of the D.C. Court of Appeals. Prepared bench memoranda and drafted opinions for criminal and civil appeals in a wide variety criminal and civil law.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Bar Memberships: New York and Washington, DC.

American Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Monroe County Bar Association

Conferences and CLE Presentations

“Predictive Coding: What It Is, How It Works, And Why You Should Care.” MCBA CLE Program, December 12, 2012.

“Tackling eDiscovery: Utilizing Technology to Significantly Cut Costs.” Marcus Evans Chief Litigation Officer Summit – 2011.

“E-Discovery Best Practices: Slashing Costs and Litigation Risks through the Implementation of Proactive Processes and Procedures ." Chief Litigation Officer Summit - 2010

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