Denny Clark

ADJUNCT PROFESSIONAL LECTURER

Professor Clark is an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC. 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. He began his career there in District Court, handling less serious criminal and traffic crimes, and worked his way through the office to the Strategic Investigation Unit, where he was tasked with prosecuting repeat violent offenders and gang cases. Along the way, he prosecuted cases ranging from economic crimes to armed robbery to murder. Professor Clark left Prince George’s County to work in the Organized Crime Unit of the Office of the Attorney General. There he prosecuted cases all over the state for two-and-a-half years, focusing on larger conspiracies while still handling some smaller-scale cases with just one or two defendants. He moved to the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Superior Court Division, in October 2019, where he is currently in the felony trial unit.

Throughout his career, Professor Clark 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. In addition to teaching Criminal Procedure and trial-advocacy courses at WCL, he is a coach for the Mock Trial Society and an instructor for several trial-advocacy programs offered at WCL.

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