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Clare Putnam Pozos L'07

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Clare Putnam Pozos

Lecturer in Law

Clare Putnam Pozos is a partner in Dechert’s litigation practice, representing clients in a broad range of white collar, investigations, crisis management, and privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Ms. Pozos is the former First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which is one of the nation’s largest districts. In that role, she served as the second-ranking official in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, overseeing the investigation and prosecution of cases involving a wide variety of federal crimes, including securities, commodities, insurance, health care, pandemic-related fraud, and other complex frauds, insider trading, public corruption, cybercrime, and asset forfeiture. Before holding that position, she served as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Attorney, advising on criminal and civil case decisions, hiring and employment matters, and Department of Justice policy initiatives.

A seasoned trial lawyer, Ms. Pozos served as an Assistant United States Attorney for over a decade, first in Washington D.C. and later in Philadelphia. She has prosecuted hundreds of cases, acted as lead counsel in over 40 trials, and handled numerous appeals before both federal and state courts involving fraud, public corruption, cybercrime, and complex dark web narcotics investigations.

Ms. Pozos has received numerous Special Achievement Awards for her trial and investigative work throughout her career, including recognition by the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Outstanding Opioid Investigative Effort in both 2018 and 2019. Most recently, she was named among City & State’s 2021 “Pennsylvania 40 under 40” and was also featured as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer in 2019.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Ms. Pozos was an associate at another international law firm where she concentrated her practice on political law and ethics investigations.

Ms. Pozos serves on the Board of Directors of TouchPoint Inc., which is a privately-held, diversified, global-growth company focused on engineered products in growth markets. She also is actively involved in the community in Philadelphia and serves on the Boards of the Lankenau Medical Center Foundation, the Rock School for Dance Education, and the Agnes Irwin School.