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Billy Clark

Senior Litigation Attorney & Second Amendment Issues Manager, GIFFORDS Law Center
Billy Clark joined GIFFORDS Law Center in 2022. As part of the litigation team, he develops affirmative litigation strategies to effectuate gun safety reforms and defends against constitutional challenges to a variety of gun safety policies. In addition, he consults with local governments and other organizations, providing guidance on how to actualize gun safety policies, including by challenging legal impediments to those policies. Billy also heads GIFFORDS’S historical research efforts, working with legal scholars and historians to study the tradition of commonsense gun laws in the United States.

Before joining GIFFORDS, Billy was a litigation associate and member of the white-collar crime and government enforcement group at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC in Burlington, Vermont. He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock at the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts and for the Honorable Norman H. Stahl at the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Billy has a JD from Boston College Law School, an MA in English literature from the University of Vermont, and a BA in history and English literature from the University of Vermont.


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