Lance A. Clarke is a distinguished trial attorney, litigator, and negotiator whose career spans many legal disciplines. Serving as outside General Counsel to CEOs, executives, and politicians, Lance has navigated complex corporate, regulatory, criminal, and internal investigations, collaborating with agencies like the DOJ, SEC, and Secret Service.
Renowned for his expertise in federal and state criminal defense, white-collar crimes, and civil litigation, Lance has been lauded as a Top-Rated White-Collar Crimes and Criminal Defense Attorney by Super Lawyers and as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in New York by the National Trial Lawyers. His portfolio encompasses thousands of clients across multiple states, addressing intricate legal matters from money laundering and healthcare fraud to employment discrimination and compliance investigations.
Lance’s results-driven approach and unique advocacy have consistently yielded favorable outcomes. His trial experience is extensive, including numerous jury and bench trials, as well as administrative and suppression hearings.
Beyond the courtroom, Lance is a respected educator, serving as an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo Law School for the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. He is recognized for his insights as a legal analyst on various media platforms, both domestic and international. His commitment to the legal community is further evident through his service on Judicial Screening Committees, transition committees for district attorneys, and various Boards, advocating for judicial excellence and diversity in the workplace.
At Hamilton & Clarker , Lance A. Clarke stands as a pillar of legal expertise and a guiding force in ethical practice, epitomizing dedication to justice and the highest standards of the legal profession. In addition, his role as of Counsel to the Souder, Shabazz and Woolridge Law Group allows him to extend his influence and insight, enriching legal strategies and fostering a culture of excellence in the broader legal community.