John Patrick Clayton is an associate in the firm’s corporate practice.

Practice & Background

Mr. Clayton represents clients in a range of corporate and securities matters.

While a student at the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Clayton participated in a semester-long externship at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C. During this time, Mr. Clayton worked in the Division of Enforcement, where he assisted SEC attorneys in the investigation of securities laws violations. Mr. Clayton also served as executive articles editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform and President of the Law School Classical Music Society.

Mr. Clayton was a member of Akin Gump’s Pro Bono Scholars class in 2011. As a Pro Bono Scholar, Mr. Clayton worked at the KIPP Foundation, where he assisted the general counsel in providing legal counsel to the foundation and the various KIPP schools throughout the country.

Community Involvement

Prior to law school, Mr. Clayton taught special education in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a 2008 Teach For America corps member. He continues to be active in education reform and also serves on Akin Gump’s Dallas Pro Bono Committee.