Deputy Chief Counsel

Major Clark
Major L. Clark, Deputy Chief Counsel

Major Clark is the Deputy Chief Counsel for the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration, of the Chief Counsel for Advocacy. Deputy Chief Counsel Clark has worked in the Office of Advocacy since 1998, including as Assistant Chief Counsel for Procurement and Small Business and as head of Advocacy’s international trade team. He served as the Acting Chief Counsel since January 2017 until taking over as Deputy Chief Counsel in November 2021. During his tenure at Advocacy, Clark has published and spoken on small business and procurement. In 2019 he was presented an award from the World Bank for his work on procurement issues.

Before joining Advocacy, Clark was Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Administration at the MAXIMA Corporation for eleven years, where he supervised forty-eight separate federal contracts worth one million dollars or more, was the senior corporate officer for administration, and was the Corporate Secretary to the Maxima board of directors.

Deputy Chief Counsel Clark was the former Chief of Staff and Senior Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business. During his tenure, the committee passed important legislation including the Small Business Research and Innovation Act and the 10 percent minority business set aside for the Department of Transportation.

Prior to his tenure with the Committee on Small Business, Clark earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science, Political Science, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University. He also served as a professor in the Graduate Urban Planning program at Morgan State University. Currently, he is an adjunct professor in the Graduate Management program at the University of Maryland Global Campus and a certified Executive Coach with the International Coaching Federation and Howard University Coaching Diversity.