James T. Clancy practices in the McNees Litigation and White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Groups.  Having worked in the federal courts for more than 32 years and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Middle District for more than 22 of those years, Jim brings to McNees extensive knowledge and integrity as a litigator.

During his time as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Jim prosecuted a multitude of cases, including a variety of frauds, tax evasion and false reporting, counterfeiting, money laundering, public corruption, child exploitation, threats, forfeitures, wildlife offenses, environmental crimes, international parental kidnapping, drug and firearms offenses, and capital murder.  He served as a liaison to all federal enclaves in the Harrisburg Division and handled the prosecution of offenses committed on those federal installations, such as driving, theft, property damage, and harassment offenses.  He served as Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Unit for eight years and then for five years as the first Chief of the Victims Rights and Asset Recovery Unit, merging three previously disconnected components of the Office’s mission into one unit to achieve greater efficiency and productivity.  He wrote dozens of briefs submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and argued many cases in that court.

Jim also has volunteered at the Dickinson School of Law teaching Trial Advocacy as a member of the Advocacy Faculty since 1998 and Skills and Methods as a Practitioner Instructor since that course began in 2015.

Earlier in his career, Jim was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where he worked in the Litigation I Section based in Washington, D.C.  There, he participated in white collar investigations and cases from coast to coast.

After earning his law degree from Dickinson School of Law, Jim was a law clerk for Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.


The Johns Hopkins University

Dickinson School of Law, J.D.


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

District of Columbia (inactive)

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