Ms. Groark represents labor unions as well as employee benefit funds in a wide range of areas. Her practice includes handling matters arising under collective bargaining agreements, the NLRA, LMRDA, ERISA, and other federal, state and local laws, and representation of clients in litigation, arbitration, and before government agencies.
Ms. Groark graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri School of Law. During law school, Ms. Groark received a certificate in dispute resolution, served as an Editor on the Journal of Dispute Resolution, and completed a Peggy Browning Fellowship at a union-side labor law firm in St. Louis. She is a recipient of the Major League Baseball Players Association Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, Thomas E. McCarthy Award in Labor Law, James E. Westbrook Labor Law Award, Judge Shepard Barclay Prize, and numerous CALI Excellence for the Future Awards.
Ms. Groark has been actively involved with the labor movement since college. She participated in the historic repeal of so-called Right to Work in Ohio while a student at Xavier University. She later participated in the historic repeal of so-called Right to Work in her home state of Missouri as a law student. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Groark worked for the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters International Union as an assistant to the General President.