James Bryce Clark

General Counsel


James Bryce Clark (jamie.clark@oasis-open.org) is the OASIS General Counsel. He was the principal designer of its open source programs, and previously its Director of Standards, responsible for ~60 expert committees.

He is an info tech and corporate attorney who began his practice as a restructuring lawyer at one of Wall Street’s largest firms in New York, representing banks and high tech companies for a decade in finance and corporate transactions. He served two terms as chair of the ABA’s original subcommittee on electronic commerce, co-edited of the business process standards for the ebXML project (ISO 15000) and chaired its coordinating committee. Before OASIS, he was the general counsel of a healthcare e-commerce privacy & security consultancy, and a corporate partner in a Los Angeles law firm. He continues to practice law part-time, of counsel with a Los Angeles transactional boutique firm.

Jamie was a US delegate to the e-commerce working group of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He is on advisory committees for the Kantara Initiative, the W3C, and several US West Coast sailing and boating organizations. He provided expert support to the European Commission’s ICT public sector open standards rolling plan, and the US ODNI standards coordinating council for cybersecurity info sharing. He served as staff director for the launch of the Open Mobility Foundation, and the certification program for NIST’s NSTIC identity ecosystem development project.

Jamie holds JD and BSc degrees from the University of Minnesota and is based in Los Angeles, California, USA.  You can find him microblogging as @JamieXML on Twitter.