Clyde Wadsworth helps people and businesses resolve their most challenging disputes. His practice focuses on complex business litigation and appeals. For over 30 years, Clyde has successfully represented clients in federal and state courts, arbitration and mediation. He handles disputes involving constitutional and civil rights, unfair business practices and competition, trade secrets, contracts, commercial leases, corporate governance, securities and investments. As a proponent of alternative dispute resolution, he also serves as an arbitrator and mediator.
In addition, Clyde is proud to have served as pro bono counsel in several significant cases brought to safeguard LGBT civil rights, including Romer v. Evans, the groundbreaking constitutional challenge to a Colorado law that banned non-discrimination measures. In 2014, he successfully argued Hawaii’s marriage equality case before the Ninth Circuit.
Before joining AHFI, Clyde was a partner in the San Francisco–based law firm of Steefel, Levitt & Weiss – now Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Politics from Princeton University and his law degree from the UCLA School of Law, where he served as an editor of the UCLA Law Review.