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Samantha Clark provides advisory and advocacy support and counseling to clients facing policy, political, and regulatory challenges in the aerospace, defense, national security, and emerging technologies sectors. Ms. Clark also plays a leading role in the firm’s Global Supply Chain initiative, advising clients on complex, emerging regulatory requirements in global supply chain security.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Clark served in senior staff positions on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, most recently as Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel. On the committee, she managed a multi-billion dollar policy portfolio that covered acquisition and national security law and policy. Importantly, she managed the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense policy bill that authorizes the Defense Department’s (DoD) budget. Ms. Clark also worked on Chairman McCain's legislative priorities to modernize the military retirement system and reform the defense acquisition system and served as an investigative counsel for the committee's inquiry into cyber intrusions affecting U.S. Transportation Command contractors.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Senior Advisor
  • American Bar Association Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law
  • American Bar Association National Appellate Moot Court Judge
  • Federalist Society Capitol Hill Chapter
  • University of Kansas School of Law D.C. Advisory Council   

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel; Deputy General Counsel; Counsel; Associate Counsel
  • Romney for President, State of Iowa Campaign Staff
  • U.S. Department of Defense: National Guard Bureau, Office of the Chief Counsel
  • U.S. Department of Defense: Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, Homeland Defense
  • Douglas County Kansas District Attorney's Office
  • The Department of the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award (2019) 
  • The Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award (2019)
  • The Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award (2018)
  • The Minuteman Award, given by the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (2018)
  • Iowa STATEment Maker Award, Iowa State University Alumni Association (2017)
  • The Militia Award, given by the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (2016)
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Department of Political Science, Iowa State University (2016)
  • Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award, Iowa State University (2009)