Former Arkansas Attorney General Steve Clark will discuss the importance of business ethics at the College of Business Dean’s Forum at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the atrium of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development.
Clark’s talk, “Ethics in Politics, Public Service, and Community Leadership,” is in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group, the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Arkansas Capital Corp.
Currently the president and chief executive officer of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Clark’s experience as an elected state attorney general, chief of staff to a governor, judge, arbitrator, mediator, professor of law, and entrepreneur provides him a unique background in understanding the legal system and issues arising in that system dealing with fraud, ethics, and business or governmental regulation.
Clark’s experience in state and federal regulatory affairs ranges from investigations and prosecutions for fraud, white collar crime, and ethical violations. He has also been involved in litigation regarding the license and regulation of professionals, privacy regulations, and consumer protection.
He has been actively involved in a number of Medicare and Medicaid fraud investigations and litigation as a public official. He also has had hands-on experience as a health care manager, managing a multi-site durable medical equipment business; serving as vice president of managed care for a national home health company; and founding his own start-up behavioral health care entity, The InnerCare Group. His company was one of the largest behavioral health companies in the nation when sold.
Prior to joining the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Clark served as a visiting professor of law at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami. He taught criminal law, criminal procedure, advanced criminal procedure, advanced evidence, and race and racism.
Previously in his career, Clark served a member of the faculty UALR’s William H. Bowen School of Law, the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville, and South Texas College of Law in Houston. He taught corporate and white collar crime; practice skills-interviewing, counseling, and drafting; and appellate and trial advocacy.
Currently, he teaches classes in “Investigating Conflicts of Interest,” “Report Writing – Documenting and Making the Case for Fraud;” “Staying Out of Trouble – Properly Conducting Investigations;” “Principles of Fraud Investigation,” and “How to Testify” for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners the world’s largest professional organization combating fraud.