Clarence Y. Lee

Clarence Y. Lee

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (202) 295-6614
Fax: (202) 337-6065

Primary Office

Washington
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20006-3434

Clarence Y. Lee

Partner

Clarence Lee is an experienced litigator, representing clients in a wide range of insurance coverage counseling, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and enforcement, and environmental insurance coverage actions. Clarence provides insurance coverage advice and litigation representation on a variety of insurance issues, including general liability, environmental, mass tort, director's and officer's liability, professional liability, errors and omissions, managed care, and group care policies. He has also represented companies in intellectual property and antitrust litigation. Clarence is counsel for a major intellectual property trade association that enforces copyrights throughout the United States.  He also has an active pro bono practice that involves immigration and asylum cases, as well as family law issues in local courts. 

 

Experience

  • Represents a major trade association in hundreds of copyright enforcement matters nationwide.
  • Represented major insurance company in obtaining summary judgment on bad faith claim in Maryland.
  • Represented major insurance company in managed care coverage arbitration leading to favorable settlement.
  • Represented major insurance company in negotiating favorable and creative settlement relating to lost or missing general liability policies.
  • Represented major insurance company in multiple Chinese drywall-related claims, including coverage litigation.
  • Represented relators in novel False Claims Act case that obtained $76.25 million in recoveries based upon allegations of price fixing for carbon fiber.
  • Represented major insurance companies in commercial liability coverage litigation, including toxic tort and environmental actions.
  • On a pro bono basis, achieved withholding of removal status for Sudanese teenager whose family was persecuted in Sudan for its political beliefs.
  • On a pro bono basis, achieved asylum for two Belarusian citizens persecuted for their political beliefs. Click here for more information.
  • On a pro bono basis, assisted young child in leaving home of abusive father and obtaining permanent custody with mother. 

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in Insurance Coverage, 2014-Present

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Virginia Young Lawyers Association

Arlington County Bar Association

Fairfax County Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

2013 Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Education

J.D., Washington University School of Law, Phi Alpha Delta, 2004

B.A., Cornell University, 2001

Bar Admissions

California
District of Columbia
Virginia

Firm Management Positions

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Vice Chair, Insurance

Benefits Committee

Clerkships

The Honorable Audrey Flessig, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Judicial Law Clerk (2004)

Clarence Lee is an experienced litigator, representing clients in a wide range of insurance coverage counseling, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and enforcement, and environmental insurance coverage actions. Clarence provides insurance coverage advice and litigation representation on a variety of insurance issues, including general liability, environmental, mass tort, director's and officer's liability, professional liability, errors and omissions, managed care, and group care policies. He has also represented companies in intellectual property and antitrust litigation. Clarence is counsel for a major intellectual property trade association that enforces copyrights throughout the United States.  He also has an active pro bono practice that involves immigration and asylum cases, as well as family law issues in local courts.