Jonathan A. Clark

Jonathan A. Clark


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4436    Fax: 215.981.4750

“Very smart…respected for his extensive employee benefits expertise.” -- Chambers USA 2016

Jonathan A. Clark is co-chair of the Employee Benefits Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Clark served, most recently, as general counsel and leader of business development and strategy for a business-to-business Internet-based company providing disposition chain management solutions for the industrial assets of Fortune 500 companies. This experience has given him the client’s perspective and an understanding of corporate business issues.

Mr. Clark has experience in a variety of employee benefits, executive compensation and related securities law matters, including:

  • benefits and compensation issues arising during transactions, including plan asset transfers, management investment in leveraged buyouts, ESOPs and other employee ownership vehicles
  • equity-based compensation arrangements for directors and executives, including stock option, restricted stock and phantom stock programs
  • design, implementation, operation, communication and termination of qualified retirement plans.

From 1996 to 1999, he was an associate in the benefits and compensation practice group of another major Philadelphia law firm. Mr. Clark also was an adjunct professor in the graduate tax program at Temple University School of Law.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Chicago Law School, 1994
  • B.A., Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


  • Hon. Stanley S. Brotman: U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, Camden, NJ

Practice Areas