Kenna Clarke



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Kenna Clarke is based in LHDK&W’s London office and practices in the areas of international arbitration and shipping law, including in relation to shipbuilding disputes.

Ms. Clarke is experienced in advising clients in a broad range of commercial arbitrations, including those governed by LMAA, SCMA, SIAC, LCIA and ICC rules.

Ms. Clarke began her career by clerking for the Honorable Jose L. Fuentes of the Appellate Division, Superior Court of New Jersey, before going on to practice as a litigation associate in the United States, dealing with a variety of commercial matters in both state and federal court.

Prior to joining LHDK&W, Ms. Clarke practiced in the London and Singapore offices of an international law firm, assisting with complex commercial disputes.

Ms. Clarke is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, and is also admitted to the New York and New Jersey state bars and to the District Court of New Jersey. Ms. Clarke earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, and her B.S. Summa Cum Laude from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.

*As a Professional Corporation incorporated in the State of California, U.S.A., LHDK&W is neither authorized nor regulated by the U.K.’s Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the SRA’s compulsory insurance scheme does not apply. Solicitors employed by LHDK&W are regulated by the SRA. LHDK&W is registered as entity number C2536080 in the registry of the office of the Secretary of State of the State of California. The main office of LHDK&W is located in Los Angeles, California. The liability of the shareholders of LHDK&W is limited.

Practice Areas


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. 2003
  • Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors), B.S. 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English