Marks Paneth & Shron, LLP
622 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10017
Office: +1 (212) 201-3260
Fax: +1 (212) 201-3261
Clemensen Capital Company
In a distinguished and heralded career, Clarence B. Jones served as speechwriter
and counsel to Martin Luther King, Jr., partnered with Sanford I. Weill
and Arthur Levitt, Jr. in the Wall Street investment banking firm Carter,
Berlind & Weill, has been twice recognized as Fortune Magazine’s
“Man of the Month,” and founded successful financial, corporate
and media-related ventures. He also provided strategic legal and financial
consulting services to several governments around the world. He has received
numerous state and national awards recognizing his significant contributions
to American society.
Mr. Jones is currently Executive Advisor to Marks Paneth & Shron
(“MPS”), a financial services firm headquartered in New York.
He is a member of the MPS Strategy Group and Principal in MPS’s
Africa Strategy Group. In additional areas, he is Senior Partner of Clemensen
Capital Company, an investment banking boutique specializing in cross
border finance for Korea; President & CEO of CBJ Multimedia Associates,
Inc., specializing in media and telecom; and CEO of CBJ Associates, Inc.,
a boutique investment banking and consulting services company specializing
in governmental, financial and corporate services.
Financial Industry Activities
- Institutional Investors Consulting Corp., Houston,
Advisory Board, consulting for U.S. pension and endowment funds.
- Aegis Korea Fund, Seoul, assisting in formation
of first large-scale Korean private equity fund for Touchstone Capital
- Ampac Strategic Capital, Beijing, consultant
to Chinese Government-International consortium authorized to sell Chinese
energy and leisure properties.
- Dickerson Employee Benefits, Los Angeles,
consultant and investment banking advisor to one of the largest employee
benefit/disability insurance agencies in California.
- Urban National Corp., Boston (1970s), co-founder
of first major US venture capital fund for urban entrepreneurship, helped
to seed $10 million.
- The WestSphere Capital Group, consultant and investment-banking
advisor to institutional investment manager for LatAm-based financial
institutions and companies.
- Intramerican Life Corp. (1970s), co-founder, Chairman
and CEO of company subsequently acquired by the Colonial Penn Group
of Life Insurance Companies.
- Carter, Berlind & Weill, New York (1970s),
first African-American partner in a Wall Street investment banking firm,
and an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange.
- Urban Partners I, LLC., New York, Director
and Senior Advisor. Stored Value Master Card for immigrants and under-banked
- Strategic consultant to the Ministry of Economic Development of The
- During the late 1960s and 1970s, served as investment banking advisor
to the Governments of Jamaica, Zambia and The Bahamas;
- In 1974, served as counsel to the Boxing Commission of Zaire in connection
with the boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali;
- Former Member of the Board of Trustees for 20 years of The Africa
America Institute, a foundation specializing in political, economic
and health issues in Africa;
- In September 1971, at the request of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller
and as editor of The Amsterdam News, helped
negotiate an end to the historic Attica prison inmate rebellion.
- Columbia University, Columbia College, New York
- United States Army 1953-1955
- Boston University School of Law Juris Doctor 1959
- The New York Institute of Finance Certificate
for NASD Allied Membership
- Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach
Advisor to Board of Trustees
- The Impact Repertory Theatre & Dance Co New
York Board of Directors
- The Theatre Development Fund NYC, New York
Board of Directors
- Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Hyde
Park, NY Board of Directors
- College-Bound Student Alliance Boulder, Colorado
- Twice selected by Fortune Magazine as “Business
Man of The Month.”
- Honorary Doctor of Communications, Allegheny College, Allegheny,
- Distinguished Public Service Award, African American Chamber of Commerce
of Westchester and Rockland Counties
- Letter of Commendation from President William J. Clinton, for work
in Birmingham, Alabama on behalf of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement
- Distinguished Honoree of New York’s Community Works Organization,
and subject of “The Long Walk To Freedom” performed by The
Impact Theatre Repertory Company
On April 4th, 2008, the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's
assassination, HarperCollins published a book written by Clarence B.
Jones and Joel Engel entitled "What
Would Martin Say?" -
an enlightening armchair discussion of major current issues with Dr.
Mr. Jones is mentioned or referred to in several books
and articles, including:
Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr.
By David Garrow (Pulitzer Prize)
Parting the Waters
By Taylor Branch (Pulitzer Prize)
By Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
A Time to Die
By Tom Wicker
Stride towards Freedom
By Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the FBI
By David Arrow
CARRY ME HOME
Birmingham, Alabama: The Climatic Battle of the Civil
By Diane McWhorter (Pulitzer Prize)
King of Capital Sandy Weill and the Making of
By Stone & Brewster
THE FBI & MARTIN LUTHER KING
The Atlantic Monthly, July/August 2002
By David Garrow
TEARING DOWN THE WALLS
How Sandy Weill Fought His Way to the Top of the Financial
World…and Then Nearly Lost It All
By Monica Langley, Wall Street Journal
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech that Inspired a Nation
By Drew D. Hanson