Lance A. Clarke

Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in New York, New York

Hamilton Clarke, LLP
Lance A. Clarke
Hamilton Clarke, LLP

Practice Areas: White Collar Crimes, Business & Corporate, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2008

Education: Pennsylvania State University The Dickinson School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

Hamilton Clarke, LLP

48 Wall St
Suite 1100
New York, NY 10005 Visit website


Lance A. Clarke, the managing partner at Hamilton Clarke, LLP, a prominent law firm located in New York City, boasts a robust legal background as an adept trial lawyer, litigator and negotiator. With a focus on criminal law, corporate law and internal investigative proceedings involving entities like the SEC, DOJ and the U.S. Secret Service, Mr. Clarke's influence radiates not only across New York City but also encompasses the surrounding five boroughs. His diverse portfolio includes several pivotal practice areas, namely:

· White collar criminal defense

· Regulatory affairs

· Civil litigation

· Employment law

· Health care fraud 

· Money laundering 

· Contract formation and disputes

Mr. Clarke's legal acumen extends to a spectrum of roles, including serving as an advisor and external general counsel to executives, CEOs and politicians. Throughout his career, he has vigorously represented a multitude of clients across various states, in both federal and state jurisdictions. His brilliant advocacy skills, combined with an unwavering commitment to results, have yielded favorable outcomes for numerous clients in jury trials, bench trials, administrative hearings and suppression proceedings.

In addition to his trial work, Mr. Clarke has extended his influence into the realm of academia. He has shared his insights at universities, trained fellow attorneys in the intricacies of trial practice, and currently holds the position of adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, overseeing the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. His legal acumen has also been sought after by both domestic and international media outlets. 

Beyond this, Mr. Clarke's commitment to the legal community is evidenced by his involvement in several boards, service on Judicial Screening Committees, and participation in the transition committee for the New York County District Attorney's Office. Notably, he has also helped companies in fostering diverse and inclusive work environments.

Mr. Clarke's accomplishments have been acknowledged through various honors, including an "Excellent" rating on Avvo and inclusion among the Top 100 trial attorneys in New York by The National Trial Lawyers. His educational journey entails a certificate program in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University in 2020, a law degree from Penn State Law in 2007, where he was bestowed the Miller Center Public Interest Advocate Award, and a B.S. from the New York City College of Technology in 2002.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Criminal Defense, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Health Care

Focus areas

Contracts, Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination, Health & Health Care Law, White Collar Crime

  • 40% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Other

First Admitted: 2008, New York

Professional Webpage:

  • Super Lawyers, 2021 - 2023, Super Lawyer
  • One of the top 100 trial attorneys in the state of New York, National Trial Lawyers
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018, Super Lawyer
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member of the Board for non-for-profit Future Giants Organization
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Eastern District of New York Criminal Justice Act
  • Southern District of New York Criminal Justice Act
  • N.Y.S. Bar Association
  • N.Y.S. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New Jersey
Educational Background:
  • Cornell University, Certificate Program - Diversity and Inclusion, 2020
  • The City University of New York, New York City College of Technology, B.S. 2002

Office location for Lance A. Clarke

48 Wall St
Suite 1100
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 347-315-1803


3 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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