Anna Mercado Clark, Phillips Lytle Partner

Anna Mercado Clark

New York City
(212) 508-0466
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Ms. Clark focuses her practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, including banking/lender liability, and contract and business disputes. She also has extensive experience handling franchise litigation matters and e-discovery issues. Additionally, she counsels clients on best data preservation practices designed to mitigate data security risks while complying with regulatory and litigation hold requirements. As a former Assistant District Attorney, she also handles white collar criminal matters and investigations.

Ms. Clark is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Honors & Awards

  • Fordham University School of Law, Honorable Denny Chin ’78 Alumni Award for Excellence in the Legal Profession
  • Named New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2014-2017
  • Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League, 2010 Woman Achiever Award Recipient
  • Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition
    • Best Brief, Best Team, Finalist, Regional 2003 and Regional 2004
    • Best Oral Advocate, Regional 2003 and National 2004
    • Semi-Finalist, National 2003
  • Cardozo/BMI Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, Best Brief, Best Team, 2004
  • Archibald R. Murray Student Award for Excellence in Public Service, cum laude


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 2002


  • Tagalog

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
    • Litigation Committee
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York
    • Founding Member
    • Vice-President, 2015
    • Steering Committee
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • Robinson v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. 15 CV 05480 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 10, 2017)
  • Gianelli v. RE/MAX of N.Y., Inc., 144 A.D.3d 861 (2d Dep’t 2016)
  • RE/MAX of N.Y., Inc. v. Energized Realty Grp., LLC, 135 A.D.3d 924 (2d Dep’t 2016)
  • Donchatz v, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., No. 15-973, 2016 WL 2785959 (2d Cir. May 13, 2016)
  • Big Vision Private Ltd. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., 610 F. App’x 69 (2d Cir. 2015)
  • Big Vision Private Ltd. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., 1 F. Supp. 3d 224 (S.D.N.Y. 2014)

Present Activities

  • Fordham University School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • New York City Bar Association, Diversity Champion Award Selection Committee, Member
  • Duke University School of Law, EDRM, Member
    • GDPR Project, Member

Past Activities

  • DuPont Minority Counsel Network
    • 2014 Annual Conference Planning Committee, Member
    • Newsletter and Communications Committee, Co-Chair, 2013-2014
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Denny Chin, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2004
  • Fordham University School of Law, Moot Court Board, Member, 2003-2004