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Whitney Cloud

Whitney Cloud

Admitted in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and New York

Whitney Cloud concentrates her practice in appellate advocacy and complex litigation matters, ranging from defending multi-district class action disputes to briefing novel statutory issues of first impression.  Drawing on her experience as a former federal prosecutor and Chief of Appeals, she advises clients on all stages of litigation, from government investigation through appeal.  

Whitney joined from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware, where she prosecuted complex criminal cases involving bank fraud, money laundering and cybercrime before the District of Delaware and defended the Office’s trial victories in the Third Circuit.  She advises clients on the implications of new state and federal enforcement regimes, and crafts arguments challenging both government and private litigants on grounds of jurisdiction, preemption, and statutory authority.

Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaNew YorkPennsylvania
CourtsUnited States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Represents life sciences manufacturer defending antitrust allegations in class action litigation.
  • Strategizes overarching solutions for telecommunications client defending claims in court and through regulatory investigation.
  • Advises clients on implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court ruling relating to state criminal frameworks affecting reproductive choices.
  • Litigated preemption, federal jurisdiction, and contract law claims for a health care provider.
  • Worked with clients and national team members to strategize defenses to advertising claims, securities actions, and Claims Act disputes
  • J.D., Yale Law School
  • B.A., Georgetown University

Clerk Experience

  • Hon. Debra Ann Livingston, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit