ADJUNCT PROFESSIONAL LECTURER
Denny Clark is an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. After graduating from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in 2011, he was an assistant state’s attorney in Prince George’s County. During his early years in the District Court, he primarily handled less severe criminal and traffic crimes. Eventually, he established himself in the Strategic Investigation Unit, where he prosecuted repeat violent offenders and gang members. Clark developed professional experience in various cases, including economic crimes, armed robbery, and murder. He then left Prince George’s County to work in the Organized Crime Unit of the Office of the Attorney General. For two-and-a-half years, Clark prosecuted cases all over the state. He handled everything from large, complex conspiracies to smaller-scale cases involving only one or two defendants. Today, he works in the felony trial unit of the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Superior Division.
Throughout his career, he has tried more than 35 jury trials and several hundred bench trials, litigated suppression and all manner of other motions, handled hearings such as violation-of-probation and sentencing hearings; and presented to the grand jury. When he’s not teaching Criminal Procedure and trial-advocacy at the Washington College of Law (WCL), he’s a coach for the Mock Trial Society and an instructor for several trial-advocacy programs offered at WCL.