Deputy Chief Counsel for Advocacy (Performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Chief Counsel for Advocacy)
Major L. Clark is the Office of Advocacy’s Deputy Chief Counsel for Advocacy (Performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Chief Counsel for Advocacy). Currently, he is leading the office and is responsible for the day-to-day operations for Advocacy. He is also the attorney responsible for government contracting issues, including regulations related to the HUBZone, 8(a), Small Business Innovation Research, and Minority Enterprise Development programs. In addition, he covers Research and Development, cybersecurity, Bureau of Industry and Security export regulations and is a member of Advocacy’s international team. Major has been a member of the Advocacy team since 1998.
Before joining SBA, Major was a senior corporate officer for one of the fastest growing minority-owned businesses in the United States, the Maxima Corporation. During his 11 years at the Maxima Corporation, Major managed several multi-million-dollar federal contracts and was the senior corporate officer for administration.
In his earlier tenure in public service, Major received national recognition as the first African American to serve as the chief administrative officer for the Small Business Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Congress enacted numerous innovative laws for small and minority businesses during this time, most still at the center of today’s federal small business programs.