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Clark Law Group, PLLC is a law firm focused on serving all members of today’s work place.

We strive to educate our clients on their rights and responsibilities as employees, union members, plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, participants or beneficiaries. Our representation of these workplace constituents is aimed at avoiding disputes through compliance counseling, resolving disputes before they escalate to litigation and, when warranted, fiercely advocating on behalf of our clients in both state and federal court. Our attorneys primarily practice employment and employee benefits law.

Our Commitment to You

We strive to provide you with a comprehensive legal review of the issues you bring to our office so that you can identify your primary goals, and together we can determine how best to achieve those goals through our legal services.

The attorneys at Clark Law Group, PLLC are well equipped to be responsive to your needs, as we are always available to our clients. We are dedicated to our clients’ needs while solving work place disputes, assisting with employment and employee benefits compliance, and, when necessary, litigating to enforce your rights or protect your interests.

Experience You Can Count On

The Firm was founded by Denise M. Clark who — for more than 20 years — has provided legal services in the District of Columbia to unions, employees, and employers in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits law. Since establishing the firm, Ms. Clark has expanded her practice to include employment and labor law. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and other jurisdictions around the country.

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Contact Us


Clark Law Group, PLLC
Washington, DC
1100 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 920
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 293-0015
Fax: (202) 293-0115
Toll Free: 855-202-0011

Clark Law Group, PLLC
Chicago, IL
150 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 1925
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 574-3420
Toll Free: 855-769-7500

Clark Weekly

Topic of the Week

Sex / Gender Discrimination

Sex or gender discrimination in employment involves treating someone unfavorably because of the person’s sex, whether they are applying for a job or are a current employee. Although women have made clear they have the ability to perform with the sam

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Blog of the Week

Reckoning With the Hidden Rules of Gender in the Tax Code: How Low Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy Impact Women’s Economic Opportunity and Security

Reckoning With The Hidden Rules of Gender in the Tax Code, tackles some aspects of the tax code that shape corporate and individual behaviors in ways that have negative downstream effects on women and especially women of color.

Thought for the Week

"The masculine structure of the workplace — having men there for as many hours as [bosses] wanted — depends on the olden days, when men had someone at home who was taking care of all their needs. Definitions of fatherhood are changing, and definitions of motherhood are changing more quickly in our social worlds than they are in our work worlds."

–Ann McGinley, co-director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Workplace Law Program and author of Masculinity At Work: Employment Discrimination Through A Different Lens

List of the Week

from National Woman's Law Center

Equal Pay for Latinas

  • The wage gap between Latinas and white, non-Hispanic men is far larger than the wage gap between all women and all men.
  • Latinas nationally are typically paid just 54 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
  • Latinas’ share of high-wage jobs (defined as those in the 40 highest-paying jobs) is staggeringly low, at 3.1 percent

Top Five News Headlines

  1. What the Trump impeachment hearings reveal about handling a toxic workplace
  2. McDonald's Failed To Protect Workers Against Violent Customers, Lawsuit Says
  3. Why Saying ‘OK Boomer’ at Work Is Considered Age Discrimination – but Millennial Put-Downs Aren’t
  4. Critics of EEOC Pay Collection Propose Lowering Employer Burden
  5. No one likes an office whistler or pen clicker – but for some people, these noises aren’t just a nuisance, they’re a full-blown aural assault. Why?