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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

Whistleblowing - Federal Employees

Many federal employees are protected from retaliation for reporting legal violations or government waste or fraud by the government agencies they work for. Federal employee whistleblowers are protected by the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (WPA) and

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Blog of the Week

The Supreme Court Case Testing the Limits of Gorsuch’s Textualism

If the justice rules against LGBTQ protections, he’ll be admitting that, deep down, he knows his judicial philosophy is deeply flawed.

Thought for the Week

"You might think bullying is something that only children have to worry about. But let’s look at the alarming statistics. A new 2019 Monster.com survey out this month found that nearly 94% out of 2081 employees said they had been bullied in the workplace. This is unacceptable behavior and it should not be normalized. If this is happening to you, and you’re on the receiving end, you deserve better! The good news is there are better bosses and companies who do treat you with respect and colleagues who don’t gossip out there."

–Vicki Salemi, Forbes contributor, Monster Career Expert

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top searches in whistleblowing this week:

  • General information about whistleblowing
  • Federal Employee whistleblowers
  • Whistleblower retaliation 
  • Food Safety whistleblowers

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Discrimination in the hiring process is more prevalent than you might think
  2. Being helpful in the workplace may hurt women’s chances of promotion
  3. How To Create A More Inclusive Workplace Culture
  4. Los Angeles Times reaches historic agreement with its newsroom union
  5. New York Lawmakers Consider Reclassifying Gig Workers