Broke in America: Understanding Bankruptcy


6:30pm  — 7:30pm



Financial struggles can be very stressful, especially in the COVID era. Many people feel that they cannot discuss their financial situation with their friends and family without subjecting themselves to questions and ridicule. Searching for real answers can be difficult as late night television ads and slick marketing campaigns often lead people in the wrong direction resulting in wasted time and resources.

In this program, attorney M. Erik Clark ’86 will share his insights to solving financial solutions gained from over 25 years as a leading consumer bankruptcy attorney in Southern California. Attorney Clark will provide a real world overview of debt resolution options and debunk the many myths surrounding each. Q&A will follow.


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Erik Clark '86
Political Science

Erik is a Founder and the Managing Partner of Borowitz & Clark, LLP, a leading consumer bankruptcy law firm with offices located throughout Southern California. Erik is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification and a member of the State Bar in California, New York, and Connecticut.

Erik recently concluded a nine year stint as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. In addition, he served as the President of the National Consumer Bankruptcy Litigation Center (NCBLC) and the American Consumer Bankruptcy College (ACBC). He is a Charter Member of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association (CDCBAA) and a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and a 2013 recipient of NACBA's Distinguished Service Award.

Erik has been a panelist at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the Annual Convention of the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees as well as the Annual NACBA Convention and other bankruptcy related seminars throughout the country. During his career, he has represented thousands of clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He received his J.D. in 1994 from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut and his B.A. from Purchase College, SUNY in 1986.


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