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Nanci L. Clarence

Nanci L. Clarence

Clarence Dyer & Cohen LLP
San Francisco, CA, USA

Nanci L. Clarence is a founding partner of Clarence Dyer & Cohen LLP in San Francisco where she specializes in the defense of white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, including securities, antitrust, trade secret, banking and other business and environmental crimes as well as civil litigation and internal investigations.  She is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel, and represents indigent criminal defendants in trial and capital habeas corpus matters.

Ms. Clarence is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is the immediate past chair of the Federal Criminal Procedure Committee.  Currently, she is Vice Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission Practitioner's Advisory Group.  Ms. Clarence is past President of the Bar Association of San Francisco and has been named was named as one of the “Top 75 Women Litigators” in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  Chambers USA has described Ms. Clarence as “extremely clever and dynamic” as well as “a great advocate for her clients” and a “go-to lawyer’ in the Bay Area.”  Before founding her firm, Ms. Clarence was a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Northern District of California.


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