Ariel Clark

Ariel Clark (she/they) is an attorney, activist, and co-founder of Clark Howell LLP, a women-steered business, corporate and regulatory law firm focused on cannabis and psychedelics. Clark Howell LLP is actively engaged in conversations regarding drug policy reform, psychedelic lawyering, and helping to shape policy and practice that emphasize ethical business models that reimagine a new role for capitalism in commercialization. Prior to founding Clark Howell LLP, Ariel worked at California Indian Legal Services, a non-profit Indian rights law firm, and captained her own firm to be of service to the plants and communities she is in deep connection with. Among other roles, Ariel is also co-founder and board member of the Psychedelic Bar Association (PBA), serves as board steward of the Religious Use Committee, and actively participates in PBA’s Ethics Committee. Ariel is co-creating a 2023 PBA series on Law & Ethics: The Psychedelics Industry & Indigenous Peoples. Ariel is biracial, Odawa Anishinaabe and French American lineages. Licensed in California; J.D., University of California Berkeley School of Law (2005); B.A. in Religious Studies, University of Michigan (2000).

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