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Clay Flaherty


Clay Flaherty joined Anapol Weiss as an associate in 2016.  His practice focuses primarily on appellate advocacy, consumer class actions, and complex commercial and personal injury litigation.

Clay earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University.  During his time at Ohio University, Clay was a Presidential Scholar and worked for several local and national publications, including congressional reporting for the Roll Call Media Group (GalleryWatch and CongressNow) in Washington, D.C.  Following graduation, Clay served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Appalachian communities around Trimble, Ohio.

Clay earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2013.  At the University of Pittsburgh, he was a Senior Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy, and Managing Editor of the Webby Award-winning legal news service JURIST.  Immediately following graduation, Clay clerked for the Honorable David N. Wecht in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, helping then-Judge Wecht’s chambers to produce the highest number of published and unpublished opinions issued by any chamber of the Superior Court that year.

Clay also has experience in state and federal employment litigation, and has written on various employment-related topics, including contributing two chapters in the Practising Law Institute’s 2016 Employment Law Yearbook (“Wage and Hour Issues” and “Employee Privacy”), and several other articles addressing employee classification issues, discrimination claims, digital security, and trade secrets.

Clay is admitted to practice law before all of the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.