David Clark established his private ADR practice in 2001, where he provides arbitration, mediation, facilitation, and training services to companies, federal agencies, labor unions, and private individuals. As a mediator, Prof. Clark has presided over hundreds of workplace disputes involving employees and management. As an arbitrator, he presides over collective bargaining and other employment matters, as referred by the American Arbitration Association and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, among others.
In 2014, Prof. Clark was appointed by the U.S. Comptroller General to serve a 5-year term as an Administrative Judge and Member of the Government Accountability Office’s Personnel Appeals Board (PAB), an independent body charged with protecting against potential or perceived conflicts of interest arising from the GAO’s oversight of the executive branch. Hearings before the PAB are conducted pursuant to the same laws, rules, and regulations applied by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Merit Systems Protection Board, and Office of Special Counsel.
From 1998 to 2001, Prof. Clark worked as an attorney-adviser to presidential appointees for the Federal Labor Relations Authority, an independent quasi-judicial agency that oversees federal labor-management relations. His duties included analyzing lawsuits involving collective bargaining disputes, mediating cases, making recommendations to management, and drafting final decisions issued by the agency.
Prof. Clark graduated from WCL 1997, and also received a M.A. in International Organizations from American University’s School of International Service, with a specialization in the field of Conflict Resolution. Prof. Clark is a member of the state bar associations of New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, and is a certified mediator by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Degrees & Universities
- J.D., American University Washington College of Law 1997
- M.A., American University School of International Service 1997 (International Organizations)