Clayton Patterson

Clayton Patterson

Clay represents health care, education, and financial industry clients throughout the country on a broad array of regulatory, employment, labor, risk management and other matters. As outside general counsel to medical device suppliers, Clay has in-depth knowledge of multiple regulatory schemes including the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, HIPAA, and Sunshine Act.  In his role as outside counsel to a nationally recognized higher education institution, he advises on issues related to FERPA, Clery Act, Higher Education Act, and FOIA.  Clay also regularly represents financial trustees in litigation and related issues.

Clay understands the complex legal framework that governs many industries, and is adept at developing policies, procedures and contracts that meet both business and legal requirements. When issues arise, he also guides his clients through the necessary remediation efforts, including internal investigations, disciplinary hearings, and if necessary, litigation.

Prior to launching his own practice and then joining A&G Law as Of Counsel, Clay was a partner at Dunn Law Firm, LLP.


Eastern Illinois University (1997-2001)
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy); Summa Cum Laude

University of Illinois College of Law (2001 – 2004)
Juris Doctor; Cum Laude

Memberships and Associations

National Association of College and University Attorneys

American Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

McLean County Bar Association

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 (312) 341-3900
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