Ms. Samantha Clark

Senior Advisor, CSPC

Samantha Clark practices in Covington's Public Policy Practice Group as well as the CFIUS and Government Contracts groups. Ms. Clark provides advisory and advocacy support to clients facing policy, political, and regulatory challenges in the aerospace, defense, and national security sector.

Before joining Covington, Ms. Clark served in a number of senior staff positions on the U.S. Senate Armed Committee, most recently as Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel. In this role, she managed the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense policy bill that authorizes the Defense Department’s $700 billion budget. The Secretary of the Navy awarded Ms. Clark the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award for her “exceptional service to the Department of the Navy as Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee.”

Ms. Clark is a member of the Bar of Arizona. District of Columbia bar application pending; supervised by principals of Covington.

Memberships and Affiliations

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
Arizona Bar Association

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 Policy Intern