Edwina Clarke

Edwina Clarke

Partner
Edwina Clarke
Boston
+1 617 570 1743

Edwina Clarke is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of its Appellate Litigation practice. Ms. Clarke’s work focuses on appellate matters and complex civil litigation in federal courts, and she has experience in a wide range of areas including ERISA litigation, patent litigation, and constitutional law. Ms. Clarke has drafted and contributed to briefs in numerous state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also authored and contributed to dispositive motions in trial courts throughout the country. Ms. Clarke also maintains an active pro bono practice, with recent experience in immigration, criminal, and housing law.

Before joining Goodwin in 2017, Ms. Clarke served as a law clerk for Justice Stephen G. Breyer and Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also clerked for Judge David J. Barron of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Judge J. Paul Oetken of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Experience

  • Co-authored briefs in the Federal Circuit on behalf of a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer successfully appealing a preliminary injunction barring the sale of a generic drug for the treatment of opioid use disorder. See Indivior Inc. v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, S.A., 752 Fed. App’x 1024(Fed. Cir. 2018).
  • Co-authored briefs in the Federal Circuit successfully defending a judgment of non-infringement in a patent case. See Indivior Inc. v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, S.A., 930 F.3d 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2019).
  • Represented Harvard University in suits in federal and state court alleging violations of Title IX and the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act.
  • Co-authored briefs on behalf of 401(k) service providers in the District of Massachusetts and the Southern District of Texas in putative class actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duties under ERISA and violations of ERISA’s prohibited-transaction provisions.

Credentials

Education

JD2013

Yale Law School

BA2009

Yale University

(summa cum laude)

Clerkships

U.S. Supreme Court, Honorable Stephen G. Breyer

U.S. Supreme Court, Honorable David H. Souter

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Honorable David J. Barron

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Honorable J. Paul Oetken

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Honorable Stephen R. Reinhardt

Admissions

Bars

  • Massachusetts

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts