Clare Horan is a Senior Litigation Counsel at Sanford Heisler Sharp.
At Sanford Heisler Sharp, Clare’s practice has focused on employment discrimination and harassment litigation as well as criminal/sexual violence litigation, representing both individuals and proposed classes. Working with a team of Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys, Clare Horan has represented clients including:
- A woman who was assaulted by a staff member at a treatment facility
- A female attorney with claims of pregnancy discrimination
- An executive who has claims she was terminated after making complaints of discrimination
- A proposed class challenging the constitutionality of certain immigration court bond proceedings
- A woman who was assaulted in her apartment in her claims against the apartment complex
- A group of female attorneys challenging gender, race, and maternity discrimination against Jones Day
Clare received her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law (Order of the Coif) and her undergraduate degree from Smith College. While at the University of Iowa, Clare was the Senior Articles Editor of the Iowa Law Review, research assistant to Professor (now Dean) Angela Onwuachi-Willig, and was awarded the ABA/Bloomberg Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law and the Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement.
Clare is a member of the Maryland bar, as well as the Iowa bar (voluntary inactive status).
Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Clare completed clerkships for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
When Clare is not lawyering, she enjoys baking and exploring Baltimore on walks with her dog.