Clayton Patterson

Clay is often the first call his clients make when faced with a difficult situation.


Clayton PattersonAs outside general counsel to a number of businesses in the health care and higher education sectors, Clay is often the first call a client makes when an employment issue arises. Whether it is an executive contract, a discrimination claim or a wage & hour issue, Clay has the experience to deal with it quickly and properly. He is also responsible for drafting and implementing appropriate policies for his clients.

Beyond his employment law experience, Clay represents health care, education, and financial industry clients throughout the country on a broad array of matters. As counsel to medical device suppliers, Clay has in-depth knowledge of multiple State and Federal regulatory schemes including the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, HIPAA, and Sunshine Act. He also advised health care providers generally on issues such as reimbursement and payor contracts.

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 Title IX.

Clay also regularly represents financial trustees in litigation and related matters. As such, he is experienced with the complex financial and fiduciary issues that arise in the resolution of trust and estate matters.

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 ASG Law as Of Counsel, Clay was a partner at Dunn Law Firm, LLP.

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  • 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
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • McLean County Bar Association

Representative Clients

Illinois Wesleyan University

Saint Xavier University

Bloomington-Normal Birthing Center, LLC

Synchronis Medical, LLC

Medical Devices, Inc.

TissueSeal, LLC

GeneMatrix, LLC

MedSource, LLC

Midway Medical, LLC

The Commerce Trust Company

First State Bank of Bloomington

Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington