Board of Trustees

Julia Penny Clark, President

Julia Penny Clark is a retired attorney, who spent 44 years practicing law at Bredhoff & Kaiser, P.L.L.C. from 1975-2019.  Penny has extensive experience in federal litigation, and focused her practice in the employee-benefit area - including benefits issues under ERISA, federal common law and state law. 


Penny represented large multiemployer pension and health-benefit plans, as well as multiemployer 401(k) plans and funds that provide training or legal services to employee participants, and a public-employee pension plan.  She also represented labor unions and groups of employees in benefits litigation. 


Penny is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, the Texas State Bar, and the Virginia State Bar.  She is an Emeritus Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.  From 1990 to 1996 she served on the Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Before joining the firm, Penny served as a law clerk to the Hon. Lewis F. Powell, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court, and to the Hon. J. Braxton Craven, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  She earned a J.D. with highest honors from the University of Texas Law School in 1973 and a B.A. with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969.