C. Clayton Bromberg, Jr.
Clayton joined Starnes Davis Florie in September 2007.
Clayton's practice is devoted to a broad variety of litigation matters, concentrating on business litigation, legal malpractice defense, and NCAA compliance.
* Obtained dismissal of a breach of fiduciary duty and negligence suit against a Virginia attorney in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama for lack of personal jurisdiction.
* Obtained dismissal of a third party suit for contribution and indemnification asserted by a New Jersey law firm against an Alabama law firm in a legal malpractice case pending in the U.S. District Court for District of New Jersey.
* Successfully represented KKR in a securities fraud case arising from the leveraged recapitalization of the Bruno's grocery store chain.
* Successfully represented an NFL player in a civil case alleging assault and battery.
* Successfully represented a large hedge fund in a trade secrets and fraud case relating to the purchase of the international energy portfolio from the Enron bankruptcy.
* Obtained dismissal on behalf of a major university in a case involving the alleged conversion of the rights and royalties to medical compounds used in the treatment of Hepatitis C.
* Successfully removed bad faith and fraud claims against life insurance companies to federal court invoking diversity jurisdiction.
* Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a pharmaceutical company in action arising out of child's injury that allegedly occurred after child took prescription drug manufactured by said company.
* Obtained a jury verdict in favor of a defendant colon and rectal surgeon in a seven-day trial involving the alleged improper cessation of steroid therapy.
* Obtained a judgment as a matter of law in favor of a defendant critical care specialist arising out of the death of a 53 year old female who died in the Intensive Care Unit after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Honors And Awards
Clayton was featured as a "Young Attorney on the Rise" in the March 2012 issue of B-Metro Magazine. Clayton was selected for this honor based on his proven talent and professionalism in the legal industry and his dedication to community service. Clayton has also been named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by the 2013 - 2016 editions of Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine.
As a student at The University of Alabama School of Law, Clayton received the Dean’s Community Service Award and was elected into the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, where he served as President. He was also a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, the National Tax Moot Court Team, which placed fourth in the country, and the Public Interest Institute Student Board. Clayton also served as President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and as an Associate Justice on the Law School's Honor Court.
Clayton graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with distinction. At UNC, he was elected into Gamma Sigma Alpha National Honor Fraternity, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and was awarded the John Duke Baldridge Jr. Scholarship. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Undergraduate Honor Court. Clayton attended high school at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, FL where he served as Student Council President and President of the National Honor Society. At Bolles, Clayton also served as a member of the Honor Council and was named to the Rotary Club's All-County Academic Football Team.
Speeches And Publications
* Introduction to Sports Law and Special Considerations for Collegiate Sports: NCAA Compliance, National Business Institute's Webcast on Sports Law, December 12, 2013.
* Robert P. MacKenzie, III and C. Clayton Bromberg, Jr., "Jury Misconduct What Happens Behind Closed Doors," Alabama Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 3, pages 623-643, 2011.
* Jay M. Ezelle and C. Clayton Bromberg, Jr., "The Internal Affairs Doctrine in Alabama", The Alabama Lawyer, Vol. 72, No. 2, Pages 143 - 147 (March 2011).