University of Georgia
School of Law
Athens, GA 30602
B.S., Georgetown University
J.D., University of Georgia
Ellen Clarke is security counsel at Google, where she advises on global data security and law enforcement issues. She has deep subject matter expertise in U.S. and European data disclosure law, digital evidence, and law enforcement relations. A litigator and regulatory lawyer, Clarke is known for advanced problem-solving, scaling legal advice, and successfully navigating ambiguity. She is licensed as an attorney in Georgia and Washington, D.C., as registered in-house counsel in California, and as a solicitor in England and Wales.
Before joining Google, she prosecuted competition crimes as a trial attorney in the Washington Criminal I Section of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She joined the DOJ through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.
Clarke previously served as a law clerk to Judge Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She received an Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law from the Honorable Society of King's Inns, a J.D. degree magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.