Denise M. Clark is the founding partner of Clark Law Group, PLLC in Washington, DC, where she practices employee benefits and employment law. For more than 25 years Ms. Clark has represented employees, independent contractors, and other individuals seeking justice in the workplace and protection of their compensation and benefits. While Ms. Clark has handled numerous employment matters in the areas of wage and hour, FMLA, and wrongful termination, her primary focus is disability discrimination, disability and retirement benefit claims under ERISA plans, and enforcement of executive compensation arrangements and severance agreements.
Ms. Clark is a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefit Counsel, and a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Ms. Clark served as a member of the Council of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law, and is active in the Section's Employee Benefits Committee, where she served as co-chair from 2016-2019. As a committee member, she has been a contributing author to BNA's Employee Benefits Law treatise since 1992. Ms. Clark has been a speaker at the annual ERISA Basics and ERISA Litigation programs sponsored by the ABA. She has also been a contributing author to The Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family Medical Leave Act treatises published by BNA.
Ms. Clark served as a member of the Department of Labor's ERISA Advisory Council, representing employees from 2010-2012.
Ms. Clark earned her LL.M. 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, Maryland, New York, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as numerous federal district courts and circuit courts.
Mr. Greenberg's practice spans the full range of employment issues, with a focus on claims under the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act, as well as corresponding state and local laws involving protected leave periods and disability rights. He has worked to resolve disputes for clients in court, administrative proceedings, and in arbitration for public and private sector employees.
Mr. Greenberg is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law and is active in the Section's Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee, and is a contributing author to the Bloomberg BNA treatise The Family Medical Leave Act. Mr. Greenberg has publicly spoken on areas of employment law.
Mr. Greenberg earned his J.D. at George Mason University School of Law in 2013, graduating cum laude, where he was an assistant editor for the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal and a contributing editor for the Journal of Legal Metrics. He has been interested in helping employees with disabilities since law school where he authored a Not a "Second Class" Agency: Applying Chevron Step Zero to EEOC Interpretations of the ADA and ADAAA, 24 GEO. MASON U. C.R. L.J. 297 (2014). He graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and classical civilizations. He is admitted to practice in Virginia; the District of Columbia; the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, District of Maryland, and District of Columbia; and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C. and Fourth Circuit.
Ms. Lefkow-Hynes has focused her practice on championing the rights of marginalized persons who have experienced discrimination in employment or housing. After clerking for two judges in the general chancery division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, she successfully defended tenants of subsidized housing facing eviction or voucher termination in administrative and judicial proceedings, and secured reasonable accommodations for many tenants with disabilities at the Legal Assistance Foundation. Prior to joining the Clark Law Group, Ms. Lefkow-Hynes worked at a boutique employment litigation firm, representing clients before the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the EEOC, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Circuit Court of Cook County. She has written for the Antitrust Law Daily, the Health Law Daily, the Securities Regulation Law Daily, and the Intellectual Property Law Daily newsletters published by WoltersKluwer Law & Business.
Ms. Lefkow-Hynes graduated from Pomona College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Lefkow-Hynes worked in Washington, D.C. as an aide to then-Congressman Rahm Emanuel, then-Senator Barack Obama, and Senator Dick Durbin. In 2013, she graduated from Northwestern University School of Law, having interned with the City of Chicago Department of Law, the Federal Defender Program, the U.S. District Court, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Bluhm Juvenile Justice and Criminal Trials & Appeals Clinic. Ms. Lefkow-Hynes is barred in the Northern District of Illinois and is the sixth generation of her family to be barred in the State of Illinois.
Gregory Frink is a knowledgeable, passionate attorney specializing in ERISA-related pension and welfare plan litigation. Mr. Frink assists participants in connection with claims for pension benefits, healthcare benefits, long and short-term disability, COBRA continuing-care coverage; and life insurance policies. Additionally, Mr. Frink has handled various employment matters in the areas of race, gender, and disability discrimination; adverse action for medical leave; and unpaid wage compensation. Mr. Frink is barred in the District of Columbia.
Before joining the Clark Law Group, PLLC, Mr. Frink worked for five years within the political sphere, focusing on areas of healthcare and pharmaceutical legislation, transportation policy, and investment and finance regulation. Mr. Frink also has experience working on political campaigns and policy outreach efforts.
Mr. Frink is a graduate of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC, earning his J.D. in 2018. Mr. Frink completed the school's Labor and Employment Law Concentration and was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. While in school, Mr. Frink assisted pro bono clients while working for the Columbus Community Legal Services office.
Mr. Frink completed his undergraduate studies at the George Washington University, double- majoring in Political Science and Religion.
Prior to moving to Washington, DC, for school, Mr. Frink was born and raised in Northern California. He lives with his wonderful wife, Courtney, and their beautiful daughter, Eliza.
Laura Halperin is a 2019 graduate of the George Washington University Law School. Ms. Halperin has long standing record of advocating for clients. As a student attorney, she assisted clients in determining eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance programs. Ms. Halperin also served as an intern for Whitman-Walker Health, the DC Department of Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Halperin worked for the Taub Law Firm where she assisted attorneys in all aspects of work advocating for clients. She has been an active participant and alum of YouthBridge-NY which is an organization that educates and trains diverse youth leaders in NYC.
Ms. Halperin earned her Bachelor of Arts, in Political Science with University and Departmental Honors from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Her admission to practice law is pending in New York.
Mr. Burton is a graduate of the George Washington Law School, in Washington, DC, earning his J.D. in 2019. Prior to joining the Clark Law Group, PLLC, Mr. Burton assisted pro bono clients through the Law Students in Court legal clinic, and volunteered at the Office of the Public Defender in Montgomery County, MD.
Mr. Burton completed his undergraduate studies at Brandeis University, majoring in Chemistry, and minoring in English, East Asian Studies, and Philosophy.
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