Denver Attorney Receives Imperial Award from Japan

by Tony Flesor


A Denver attorney recently received an award from the Foreign Ministry of Japan, recognizing his decades of work in U.S.-Japan relations.

Dick Clark, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, was presented with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, one of the highest honors given by the Japanese government. The distinction is given to recognize achievements in international relations, Japanese cultural advancements in their field or in the development in welfare or preservation of the environment. Clark is among a small group of Coloradans, and by his count is the only lawyer, to receive the award.

Clark was presented with the award at the home of Makoto Ito, counsel general Japan for Denver.

Clark was honored for his longtime work in building business relationships between Colorado and Japan and is credited with helping Denver establish a nonstop United Airlines flight between Denver International Airport and Narita International Airport in Japan.

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