Bruce Claugus

Bruce Claugus was born in 1948 and has practiced law since 1976. He is the founder of the firm and practices primarily in the areas of banking, finance, and commercial and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Claugus is responsible for all of the areas of practice of the Firm. He pioneered the use of pre-export facilities to finance the privatization of natural resource properties in Latin America and is renowned for his forceful and innovative presence and tactics in corporate transactions and litigation.

Mr. Claugus earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics from Ohio State University in 1972 and a Juris Doctorem from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. He was trained in the practice of law at the firm of Shearman & Sterling.

In 1984, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago where he studied under Nobel Laureate Merton Miller, Victor Zarnowitz, and Dean Jack Gould.
Mr. Claugus has been a lecturer at numerous capital markets workshops in New York and Mexico conducted by such entities as El Financiero, The Lubin Center for International Business, and the Harvard Club. He has published with and at the request of Institutional Investor and has been quoted frequently by El Financiero, Latin Finance, and Crain's New York Business.

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary
  • Down Town Association
  • India House Club
  • The Down Town-Lower Manhattan Association

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Illinois