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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

Mass Layoffs

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act offers some protection to workers, their families and communities against plant closings and/or mass layoffs, by requiring employers to give their workers sixty days notice before a plant closin

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Blog of the Week

Pelosi brokers deal with liberals on drug pricing bill

House Democratic leadership on Tuesday clinched a deal to win progressive leaders’ support for a sweeping drug pricing bill that could clear its path for passage in the full House on Thursday.

Thought for the Week

"When a company navigates through layoffs, it must be mindful of its current employees. Past research has shown that layoffs and termination can cause stress-related illnesses such as burnout, which was more than twice as high to companies that had downsized compared to those who didn’t. For prospective workers, nearly half of workers said hearing about the company announcing layoffs would make them leave the recruiting process. Leaders are in a unique position during these dark times. They can easily set the tone for a company moving forward."

–Kyle Schnitzer; reporter for Ladders

List of the Week

from Paid Leave For All

Paid Leave For All

  • 19% of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through an employer and only 40 percent have access to short-term disability insurance. 
  • Nearly 1 in 4 employed mothers return to work within two weeks of giving birth.
  • One in 5 retirees leave the workforce earlier than planned to care for an ill family member. 
  • 84% of voters support a comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy that covers all working people.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Calculating 'Regular Rate' of Pay
  2. Amazon warehouse workers say they’re doing “back-breaking” work without paid time off
  3. 57 percent of people quit their jobs ‘specifically’ because of their managers, study found
  4. Google Under Investigation For Alleged Unfair Labor Practices
  5. EEOC Owes CRST $3.3 Million in Legal Fees for Bias Case Loss (1)