Rachel Collins Clarke



(215) 665-6957

(215) 665-2013

Rachel focuses her practice on criminal defense and internal investigations. She has defended clients in complex litigation, including commercial litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations. Rachel has particular experience in the areas of international anti-corruption laws, export controls and sanctions, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, the U.K. Bribery Act, and matters relating to competition and market manipulation.

Following her work as a litigation associate at an international law firm, Rachel served as an assistant district attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. She prosecuted cases involving violent crimes, financial crimes, fraud and obstruction-related conduct, weapons offenses, and narcotics trafficking. Among other successes, she first-chaired more than 100 trials to verdict, including numerous jury trials, litigated more than 150 motions, and trained and mentored incoming attorneys.

Rachel earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, she was a member of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, the vice president of the Criminal Law Association, a student attorney in Juvenile Justice Clinic, and a research assistant for the late Professor Healthcote Wales in recidivism analysis of mental health court. During this time, she also interned in the Washington D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prior to attending law school, Rachel worked as a legislative aide in the Corporate Public Affairs Department of a Fortune 50 company. Rachel earned her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, where she was the founder of the Tutoring Achievement Program.

In addition to her investigative and trial experience, Rachel hones her skills working as a subrogation lawyer and has represented some of the largest insurers in the United States.

Rachel also maintains an active pro bono practice that includes representation of indigent clients charged with felonies in the criminal courts. 



Tariff Takedown: Why Ambiance Apparel's $118 Million Federal Case is Fashion's Cautionary Tale

September 22, 2020

Danielle Garno and Rachel Collins Clarke were featured in a Sourcing Journal article which discusses how federal prosecutors have filed charges against a Los Angeles Fashion District clothing importer.

Cozen O'Connor Promotes 27 to Membership

May 01, 2019

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to recognize 27 attorneys with the promotion to member: Dylan Alper, Philip J. Berens, Alison Weintraub Berson, Evan Berquist, Alexandra Campau, Alissa K. Christopher, Matthew D. Clyde, Rachel Collins Clarke, Michael A. Corgan, Matthew L. Elkin, Nicole M. Ellis, Alex H. Hayden, David S. Huard, Haryle Kaldis, David Kirchblum, Matthew Evan Lewitz, Jesse Ryan Loffler, Samantha L. Mazo, Lindsey A. Miller, Jeffrey M. Monhait, Jonathan Nase, Jacqueline Promislo, Shelby K. Riney, Kelly Shinn, Terri A. Sutton, Daniel P. Thiel, and Laura Zulick.


PPP Fraud Is Ripe for Enforcement in 2021. Can Self-Disclosure & Cooperation Create a Path to Leniency? [Alert]

February 17, 2021

Rachel Collins-Clarke and Calli Padilla discuss the government's government enforcement of abuse of the CARES Act, PPP, or Economic Aid Act.

DOJ Prosecutes Fashion Company For Skirting Customs Tariffs - Could This Be The Hot New Trend? [Alert]

September 02, 2020

Danielle Garno, Rachel Collins Clarke, and Joseph Simpson discuss the DOJ's action against Ambiance Apparel and what it could mean for other fashion companies.

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement – A Tool to Fight Corruption

February 20, 2020

Rachel Collins-Clarke and Thomas Ingalls discuss the USMCA and why companies would be wise to proactively update their compliance programs in light of the recommendations contained within it.

OFAC Issues Compliance Guidance to Companies [Alert]

May 09, 2019

Stephen Miller and Rachel Collins Clarke discuss OFAC's expectations for effective sanctions compliance programs.

Notice of Appeal Winter 2019

January 04, 2019

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar criminal lawyers.

U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Execution of Prisoner with Severe Dementia

December 05, 2018

In AmLaw Litigation Daily, Stephen Miller and Rachel Collins Clarke discuss the fact that the US Supreme Court is considering whether the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment bars the execution of an inmate who no longer remembers his own name, much less committing the capital crime of conviction.

Société Générale’s $1.34 Billion Penalty Highlights the Importance of a Robust Compliance Function [Alert]

November 27, 2018

Martin Bloor, Linda Regis-Hallinan, and Rachel Collins Clarke discuss the $1.34 billion in penalties that are part of a settlement with federal and state authorities to resolve U.S. sanctions violations involving Cuba, Iran, and Sudan.

Notice of Appeal Fall 2018

October 05, 2018

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar criminal lawyers.

Implications of Increasingly Invasive Technological Searches at Airports

September 19, 2018

Martin Bloor and Rachel Collins Clarke discuss the increased frequency of electronic device searches at airports, in an article published in the White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section.

Notice of Appeal Summer 2018

July 09, 2018

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar criminal lawyers.

Notice of Appeal Spring 2018

April 12, 2018

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar criminal lawyers.

Supreme Court Tackles Fourth Amendment Case Involving Cellphone Privacy [The Legal Intelligencer]

February 07, 2018

Stephen Miller and Rachel Collins Clarke, members of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice, co-authored in The Legal Intelligencer, “Supreme Court Tackles Fourth Amendment Case Involving Cellphone Privacy."


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2012
  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 2008
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Pennsylvania

Member, Federal Criminal Law Committee – E.D. Pa.

Founder, Friends of Spring Garden – Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Bar Association

Young Professionals Council, Chamber of Commerce

Justice Rising Advocates, Community Legal Services

Women’s White Collar Defense Association

University of Pennsylvania, Inn of Court

Fellow, Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute, 2016-2017

Former Board Member, KIPP Charter Schools Young Friends Steering Committee

Former Associate Member, Philadelphia Criminal Law Inn of Court

Former Board Member, Baldwin Alumni Association Executive Board 

Member, the Philanthropy Committee at Rodeph Shalom Synagogue (Philadelphia, PA)