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Lane McKee Earnest

Lane Earnest McKee


Lane E. McKee's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, investigations, and complex commercial litigation. 

She has represented companies, boards of directors, and individuals in investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the New York Attorney General's Office as well as other federal, state, and international government and regulatory agencies.  These matters have covered areas such as bribery and corruption, insider trading, and initial public offering practices.  Lane also represents clients in a wide variety of compliance matters, including those stemming from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act.  Additionally, Lane assists corporate clients with the design, enhancement, and implementation of global compliance programs—both proactively to prevent and detect criminal conduct and as a remediation response to findings from internal and external investigations.

Lane currently serves on the New York Office’s Steering Committee for DLA's Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) Organization and DLA's Hiring Committee.

Bar admissionsNew York
CourtsUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law 2013

    Associate Editor, Maryland Law Review

    cum laude
  • B.A., English, Washington and Lee University 2007

    magna cum laude

Pro Bono

Lane also takes an active role in the firms pro bono projects that focus on human rights issues. She has represented pro bono clients in human trafficking, asylum, veterans compensation and Title VII discrimination cases.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Member
  • New York State Bar Association Member