Amelia Clegg

Biography

Amelia Clegg concentrates her practice on general litigation matters.

Amelia studied Classics at the University of Oxford before completing her English legal training in London, where she then practiced as a barrister. She completed her pupillage at 23 Essex Street, London before accepting tenancy there. Amelia prosecuted and defended in criminal cases in bench and jury courts. She also acted as sole/first chair for both the prosecution and the defense in bench trials across a broad range of offenses, including witness intimidation.

Amelia also completed a lengthy secondment with Baker & Partners, a litigation boutique in Jersey, Channel Islands, where she gained experience in offshore litigation. Amelia assisted at very short notice with a successful application for an ex parte freezing injunction and was retained to work on the subsequent U.S. $12 million breach of contract claim. During her secondment, Amelia gained experience in judicial review applications, cross-border litigation, and anti-money laundering law.

Amelia came to the United States to complete her L.L.M at the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a Thouron Fellow. During her L.L.M., Amelia served as an associate editor of Penn Law’s Journal of International Law and was a student member of the New York City Bar International Law Committee. She was a member of the Penn Law Acapellants and a judge for the annual Quaker Mock Trial Competition.

Amelia served as a law clerk at Blank Rome before joining as an associate.

Outside the Firm

Amelia is an avid musician and currently sings with the St John the Divine Cathedral Chorale. She also enjoys jiu jitsu and going to the theater.

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Affiliations

Memberships

  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • New York American Inn of Court
  • New York City Bar Association
Professional Activities

Amelia is a member of the New York American Inn of Court and the New York City Bar Association where she serves on its Juvenile Justice Committee. She is also a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and received Exhibition Awards towards her BPTC and GDL studies.

Credentials

Admissions

  • England and Wales
  • New York

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LLM
  • City University London, GDL and BTPC
  • University of Oxford, BA, with honors