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Assisting People Discriminated Against at Work and
Employees Seeking Help Securing Their Rightful Benefits

Employment issues are serious legal matters that demand competent and effective legal counsel.

As an experienced Washington DC Labor and Employment attorney for over 16 years, I have built my practice representing individuals (e.g., employees, executives, and partners) in all areas of employment and employee benefit law, including disability benefit claim denial, incorrect pension calculations, discriminatory benefit plan design, and workplace discrimination based on age, disability, gender, race, national origin, and sexual orientation.

Most of my clients are employees or former employees with problems or claims relating to their jobs. Although my practice is based in our Nation’s Capital, I am a member of several state bars and can represent you with the assistance of local counsel.

Contact my firm if you or a loved one needs legal assistance with any of the following matters:

  • Disability and Pension Benefits
  • Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Employment Agreements
  • Severance Agreements
  • Retiree Health Benefits
  • Responsible Caregivers
  • Restrictive Convenants and Contractual Rights
  • Discrimination and Retaliation
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Federal Employees
  • Collectively Bargained Employee Benefit Plans–Multiemployer Plans
  • Pro Bono & Community Service
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Harassment
  • Violation of Family and Medical Leave Laws
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secret Litigation
  • Whistleblower Claims

The clients for whom my firm can provide effective counsel are:

  • Employees and individuals who have been denied disability and pension benefits.
  • Employees and individuals who have been denied continued health coverage during periods of family caregiving or following termination of employment.
  • Partners, managers, administrators, and others who need to negotiate executive compensation or severance arrangements, or reasonable exit and non-competition agreements.
  • Former employees who are sued over unreasonable non-competition or “non-compete” agreements.
  • Employees and individuals who have been discriminated against. 
  • Reasonable people who have serious problems in the workplace.
  • Whistleblowers (Sarbanes-Oxley, health & safety, and others).

All that I’ve experienced before has prepared me for this endeavor—assisting individuals in securing the workplace benefits (retirement, disability and, health) they have earned. I’m committed to serving the needs of my clients and sharing my expertise in employment and employee benefits to achieve their goals.

If you or someone you know needs the assistance of an experienced Washington, DC Labor and Employment attorney, call Denise M. Clark today at 866-435-3874, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule a initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Denise M. Clark, Esq.

Attorney Denise M. Clark is the founder of the Law Office of Denise M. Clark, in Washington, D.C., where she practices employee benefit and employment law, representing individuals in litigation involving claims to recover pension, severance, and disability benefits, and related employment claims.

An employee benefit law practitioner for 16 years, immediately prior to establishing the firm, Ms. Clark held the position of General Counsel with HEREIU Welfare and Pension Funds. There she managed employee benefits and employment matters for the organization, implemented the Funds’ compliance with ERISA and related statutes, represented the Funds before the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service, and handled litigation on behalf of the Funds enforcing subrogation liens, defending and prosecuting fiduciary responsibility claims, enforcing withdrawal liability assessments and delinquency collection before the federal courts across the country.

Ms. Clark’s law practice assists individuals with employee benefit claims and related employment matters.  She co-chairs the Employment Discrimination Subcommittee of the ABA Employee Benefits Committee Section of Labor and Employment Law and is a chapter editor of the Committee’s Employee Benefits Law treatise. She is a Vice-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the TIPS Section of the ABA, and a member of the Employment Rights Executive Board of the American Association for Justice. She has been a speaker at the annual ERISA Basics and ERISA Litigation programs sponsored by the ABA, as well as the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans Annual Program.

Ms. Clark routinely teaches ERISA and Fiduciary Responsibility at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was a founding director of the District of Columbia Employment Justice Center, and member of the Steering Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Bar of the District of Columbia.

Ms. Clark earned her LLM in taxation and labor, specializing in employee benefits law, at Georgetown University Law Center. She earned her J.D. at North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she was a senior editor of the North Carolina Central University Law Review, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Marquette University. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as numerous federal district and circuit courts.

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