Jane Hanner Allen and Rebecca Hanner White are sisters, lawyers, and purse lovers. Each comes to their new venture, Hanner Clarke, after distinguished legal careers.
Attention to detail, expectations for quality of the highest order, and responsiveness to client needs have been carried over to Hanner Clarke. Additionally, years of searching for the perfect handbag have given them a clear sense of what the market needs.
Their experience in and out of the workplace, coupled with decades of working with and mentoring young professionals, have given them an insight into what women of all ages are looking for in a handbag, allowing them to create purses that are functional, feminine, luxurious, and elegant. Hanner Clarke bags are classic and timeless.
In 2000, Jane founded Counsel on Call, a legal services company that has been named to Inc. magazine's list of the 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the U.S. three times and that has grown to become the leading new model legal services provider. The company currently has offices across the country and three Managed Services Centers. As Founder, she currently leads the development of the company and serves on Counsel on Call's Board of Directors.
Rebecca is Dean and J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Georgia. She is the only woman to have served as the law school's dean. She joined UGA's law faculty in 1989, and prior to her deanship served as associate provost and associate vice president of academic affairs for UGA. She is a specialist in labor and employment law.
Both Jane and Rebecca credit their passion for the law to their father, Ivan Hanner, who strongly encouraged his daughters to become lawyers, at a time when few women were in the profession. Jane and Rebecca's love of fashion, including their love of purses, comes from their mother, Dolores Clarke Pelc. Hanner Clarke, a brand exemplifying professional yet feminine design, is named in their honor.