Education

  • Georgetown University (B.A., 2007)
  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2013)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia, California, New Jersey, and New York
  • United States District Courts for the District of Maryland, District of New Jersey, and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Brett F. Clements practices in the Complex Litigation and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups and is a member of the Firm's trial team engaged in the serial litigation over an EPA-approved herbicide.

Mr. Clements has defended clients in high-profile multidistrict litigation, mass torts, consumer class actions, and individual products liability cases alleging significant losses. He offers strategic counseling from case inception through trial, including on complex discovery issues, major dispositive motions, tactical trial preparation and, when appropriate, thoughtful resolution of cases. He is also experienced in expert depositions on complex and novel scientific issues, and in all facets of eDiscovery, including document collections, negotiation of ESI protocols, review strategy, and oversight of productions. Recognizing the interplay between the future of litigation and new technology, he closely follows developments in products liability and eDiscovery, focusing on the scientific and technical aspects of these fast-paced areas of law.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Clements represented clients in a variety of industries, among them manufacturing, consumer products, and technology. For several years, he served on the national coordinating counsel team for a large mass tort defendant. He has defended consumer products and automotive companies in complex class actions alleging economic loss damages, particularly those involving marketing claims and product recalls. He also defended an electronics manufacturer in fire, tort, and breach of warranty claims.

Mr. Clements regularly represents pro bono clients through The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless and serves as a Legal Clinic Ambassador. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. in English and Government from Georgetown University. He served from 2005-2007 as an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) in Washington, DC.

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