Aaron A. Clark


Aaron is the Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Group and maintains an extensive national labor and employment practice, providing counsel to major clients who conduct operations throughout the United States.  He has handled litigation as lead counsel in over 30 different states.  Aaron has significant experience and expertise handling lawsuits involving non-competes, business torts, trade secrets, fiduciary obligations as well as benefit plans.  His practice includes defending corporate clients in litigation brought by employees under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and other federal and state employment laws.

Aaron advises management in connection with personnel policies and decisions, executive and employment agreements, labor negotiations, national workforce reductions, strategic planning, workplace investigations and dealings with government agencies.  In the area of labor law, Aaron represents the Omaha Construction Industry whose members include some of the largest construction contractors in the Midwest.  Aaron handles labor negotiations on behalf of the industry with various trade unions including the Carpenters, Operating Engineers, Laborers, and Cement Masons.  Aaron also serves as counsel for the Board of Trustees for the Omaha Construction Industry Pension Fund.  Aaron frequently conducts seminars and presentations for professional groups and organizations on a variety of labor and employment topics.

Aaron has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Employment Law, Labor Law as well Labor and Employment Litigation and ERISA Litigation.  Aaron is also listed in Super Lawyers and has received an “AV Preeminent” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

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Professional Background
Admitted

Nebraska, 1993

Iowa, 2014

South Dakota, 2014

U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2008

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2008

Education

Creighton University School of Law J.D., Cum Laude, 1993

University of Nebraska at Omaha B.S., 1990

Accomplishments

Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor, Business Litigation, Employee Benefits)

Listed: “Best Lawyers in America“, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Labor and Employment

Creighton Law Review

Author: “Arbitrability of Disputes in Dual Contracts,” 25 Creighton Law Review 957 (1992)

Professional Organizations

Omaha Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association

State Bar of South Dakota

American Bar Association, Employment and Insurance Law Sections

Board Member, Elkhorn Public Schools Board of Education (2008 – 2020)

Board Member, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation (2009 – 2020)