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Jennie Clark

Vice President and Associate General Counsel, American Century Investments®

Jennie Clarke is responsible for managing litigation matters involving American Century Investments and also provides legal support to the firm’s Human Resources department, the facilities and real estate department and the firm’s transfer agent. 

Jennie joined American Century Investments in 1994. Prior to joining the firm, Jennie worked for the law firm of Spencer Fane in its Kansas City, Missouri offices specializing in litigation, labor and employment law. She earned a bachelor’s of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Kansas and worked as a physical therapist for 11 years before returning to law school. She obtained her juris doctorate degree, with honors, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she served as the managing editor for the UMKC Law Review. 

Jennie currently is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is Past-President of Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit organization that has been devoted for over 40 years to ending the cycle of domestic violence. Jennie also served on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and various other local non-profit organizations.  She also worked for over 20 years as the Municipal Judge for the city of Prairie Village, Kansas. Jennie is a member of the American Bar Association’s Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee and is a frequent speaker on employment law and in-house counsel issues. 

A Retirement Plan Committee Proves Prudence & Participant Loyalty


Serving as fiduciary of an employer-sponsored retirement plan is a significant responsibility, one that requires expertise, objectivity and, most of all, loyalty to the plan’s participants. Ethics and integrity are essential to critical decision making. In this discussion, learn how the American Century Investments Retirement Committee successfully defended itself against a class-action lawsuit by demonstrating a consistent and prudent process in which participants’ best interests remained the true north.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

3:10 – 4:10 p.m. EST