Esther D. Clovis

Esther D. Clovis


Esther D. Clovis is a New York attorney and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Ms. Clovis assists with the representation and counseling of clients in international arbitration enforcement actions, audit disputes against regulatory agencies and financial investigations.

While in law school, Ms. Clovis worked as a legal extern at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development headquarters in Washington D.C., where she focused on investigations and legislative matters relating to the Fair Housing Act. She also was selected to travel to Cuba to study economic development and human rights in the emerging market.

In addition, Ms. Clovis served as the executive director of Penn Law Advocates for the Homeless where she represented clients in their civil legal matters. She also traveled to Peru to work with underrepresented populations and assisted with the composition of a United Nations shadow report. Ms. Clovis completed nearly 200 hours of pro bono service during her tenure at Penn Law.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Clovis was a member of Teach for America, where she taught special education to middle school students in Newark, N.J.

While at Princeton University, Ms. Clovis was selected as a global seminar scholar and traveled to Ghana and England to study transatlantic slavery and modernity and complete her senior thesis.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Certificate, Business Management
  • Princeton University, A.B.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Journal of Law and Public Affairs, Executive Editor
  • Journal of Constitutional Law, Senior Editor
Honors & Awards
  • Sadie T.M. Alexander Law Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2015
  • Princeton Class of 1961 Fellowship, Princeton University, 2012 
Spoken Languages
  • French
  • Haitian Creole