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Clare Prober


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Clare focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, and data privacy matters. She works with clients across the life sciences sector and in a wide variety of other industries. She has experience in conducting legal research, drafting memoranda, and assisting with document review. Clare was a Summer Associate at Mintz in 2018.

While attending law school, Clare was a judicial intern to the Honorable Kimberly S. Budd, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In law school, Clare served as senior managing editor of the Suffolk University Law Review, a teaching assistant in a contracts course, and a research assistant for a professor who teaches courses about contracts and business law. She received several scholarships, including the Academic Leadership Scholarship, Carol DiMaiti Scholarship, and Trustee Academic Scholarship. Clare was also secretary of the Women’s Law Association and a member of the Student Bar Association.

Before law school, Clare had two summer internships with a Massachusetts law firm that specializes in juvenile and family law.

Clare is fluent in Russian.


  • Suffolk University Law School (JD, summa cum laude)
  • Wheaton College (BA, magna cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • Martin Melia Jr. Award (2019)
  • Best Brief, Legal Practice Skills Section Competition (2017)
  • Suffolk Jurisprudence Award, Contracts (2017)


- Russian

Recent Insights

News & Press


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"Fuss" Majeure: Lessons from the Early Outbreak of Covid v. Contract Cases

April 24, 2020 | Blog | By Peter Biagetti, Clare Prober, Aaron Fenton

As America enters its second month of social distancing and travel restrictions, COVID-19-related lawsuits have begun to spread, with parties variously portraying the pandemic to suit their respective positions, dissecting the often clumsy prose of Force Majeure clauses or, absent such provisions, dusting off common-law doctrines of impossibility, impracticability, and frustration of purpose to excuse contractual performance.
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What the COVID-19 Pandemic Means for Force Majeure Provisions

March 13, 2020 | Alert | By Samuel M. Tony Starr, Alyssa B. Roy, Kaitlyn C. Leonard, Clare Prober

Read about what the World Health Organization’s declaration that COVID-19 is a pandemic means for force majeure provisions in contracts.
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What You Need to Know about Force Majeure in Light of the Coronavirus

March 10, 2020 | Alert | By Samuel M. Tony Starr, Kaitlyn C. Leonard, Clare Prober

With the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”), the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (“SARS-CoV-2”), companies across various industries are taking precautions, some of which already have, and inevitably will result in nonperformance of their contracts.
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Health Care Enforcement Year-in-Review and 2020 Outlook: Civil Fraud Enforcement Developments and Trends

January 21, 2020 | Blog | By Brian Dunphy, Laurence Freedman, Karen Lovitch, Julianna Hanlon, Nicole Henry, Clare Prober

As discussed in our article recently published by Law360, 2019 brought yet another year of robust health care enforcement activity, and the False Claims Act (FCA) remains the government’s most powerful civil health care enforcement tool.  This post will give an overview of our article, which covers these issues and more in great detail.
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News & Press

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An article published by E&E News included commentary from Mintz Member Peter Biagetti and Associate Clare Prober on contract forgiveness on the basis of force majeure during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The article also cited a Mintz Viewpoint on the topic co-authored by Mr. Biagetti, Ms. Prober, and Associate Aaron Fenton.
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Mintz Member Peter Biagetti and Associates Clare Prober and Aaron Fenton co-authored a Law360 expert analysis article that examined five early COVID-19-related lawsuits involving force majeure and related provisions.