Caroline has a B.A. in history from Yale University in 1980 and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School in 1984. Following law school she clerked for Judge Robert Sweet of the Southern District of New York and then joined the New York law firm of Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett as a litigator. In 1986 she moved to Tokyo and worked for the Japanese law firm Miyake Hatasawa and Yamasaki, as well as teaching American Law at the University of Yokohama.
Upon returning to New York in 1989, she joined the Affirmative Litigation unit of the Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, working primarily on environmental cases. She moved to London with her family in January of 1992 and joined the Washington law firm of Covington and Burling, specializing in software litigation.
After her third child was born she co-founded a mail order company, The Great Little Trading Company. The business markets practical products and toys for parents with children under the age of 12. She resigned from the company in September 2004 and remained as a non-executive director of the company until March 2005.
Caroline Clark has been a member of the Board of Trustees at ASL (American School London) since 2005 and currently sits on the Finance Committee and the Buildings and Grounds Committee. In the past year she has been actively involved in the creation of the school’s new mission statement and is co-chair of the Strategic Planning committee. For the last five years she has been acting for the Rugby Portobello Trust as a mentor for a teenage rape victim from Cameroon who is now the mother of a four-year child and is still in full time school.