Jessica Clarke, Formerly Of Counsel to ECBAWM, Confirmed as US District Judge for SDNY

  • March 16, 2023

Jessica Clarke, formerly of counsel to ECBAWM, has been confirmed as a United States District Judge for the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. While at ECBAWM, Clarke’s practice focused on affirmative civil rights litigation, including cases involving disability rights and illegal wiretapping, as well as commercial litigation and post-conviction cases. Since leaving the firm, Clarke served as the Civil Rights Bureau Chief for the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where she oversaw the Bureau’s enforcement of federal, state, and local civil rights laws. Judge Clarke is the third ECBAWM alum to join the federal bench, after EDNY Judge Nina R. Morrison and SDNY Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn.

“Judge Clarke will be a great asset to the federal bench,” said Ilann M. Maazel, partner at ECBAWM. “We know she will bring judgment, brilliance, and humanity to every case before her.”