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Since 2007, Clark Law Group, PLLC (CLG), has provided comprehensive legal counsel to our clients throughout the United States. Our founder, Denise Clark, has over 25 years of experience in employee benefits and employment law. Before starting the CLG, Ms. Clark represented multiemployer plans and fiduciaries for more than 15 years, including a term of five years as the General Counsel of a national multiemployer plan, where she handled ERISA compliance and employment matters concerning the funds' staff.

Ms. Clark's practice is focused on litigation in the areas of disability discrimination, retaliation under several employment statutes, and ERISA pension and disability claims. Ms. Clark assists clients at all stages of litigation, counseling clients in a manner to assist them to see the value of their cases and the stages of litigation where they will best achieve their goals.

Ms. Clark has successfully represented clients in federal and state courts assisting them to recover settlements and judgments for damages resulting from discrimination, unpaid wages and unpaid benefits. She has also helped clients negotiate pre-litigation resolutions in both administrative agency mediations and private mediations. She also assists individuals with employment agreement non-competes, severance agreements, and trade secret obligations.


  • LL.M.Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia

    • Major: Taxation and Labor

  • J.D.North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina

  • B.A.Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1987

  • Illinois, 1987

  • New York, 1991

  • Maryland, 2008

  • District of Columbia, 1989

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1989

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1987

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1987

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1989

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1989

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1989

Published Works

  • Contributing Author, Employee Benefits Law, BNA, 1992 - Present

  • Contributing Author, ERISA Litigation, BNA

  • Contributing Author, The Fair Labor Standards Act, BNA

  • Contributing Author, The Family and Medical Leave Act, BNA

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

    • Former Co-chair, Employee Benefits Committee, 2017-2019

    • Former Council Member, 2008-2017

  • Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council, Member, 2010 to 2012

  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Board Member

  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

  • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers