Clay is a partner in the Labor & Employment group at Tonkon Torp. His career has focused on providing counsel and litigation services to employers. He has extensive experience litigating employment-related claims in federal and state courts, particularly representing employers in Americans with Disabilities Act litigation. He has obtained a high percentage of defense verdicts for his clients - most recently in an ADA trial in which he represented an international insurance company.
Clay has litigated cases involving all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wage and overtime claims, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, the Older Worker Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), COBRA, FMLA/OFLA, defamation, and wrongful discharge. He also provides employment law counsel to employers, assisting in matters such as down-sizing, reasonable accommodations, and leave issues.
Prior to joining Tonkon, Clay clerked for United States District Judge Russell E. Smith in the District of Montana. Clay worked for almost twenty years at Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC, where he was a shareholder and served for a total of almost twelve years as chair of the Employment practice group.
J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 1985; B.A., University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude, 1982