William J. Clements concentrates his practice in commercial and other civil litigation matters. Mr. Clements represents regional and national businesses as well as individuals in court and in front of various government agencies. He has been called upon by both public and privately held companies to conduct and report upon internal corporate investigations, and regularly litigates and resolves disputes between partners, members and shareholders of closely held businesses.
Mr. Clements holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). As a privacy professional, he helps organizations manage rapidly evolving legal and compliance issues in the areas of privacy, data protection and data migration, including concerns such as the proper use, storage, collection and transmission of personal data, and what to do in case of data breach. The CIPP is the global standard in privacy certification.
Mr. Clements is a former Navy officer who served onboard the helicopter carrier USS New Orleans and as an officer recruiter in Philadelphia. His military awards include three Navy
Achievement Medals, the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for service in Somalia.
Temple University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2000)
Temple University School of Law, LL.M. in Trial Advocacy (2006)
Pennsylvania State University, B.S. (1990)
Ursinus College, C.P.S. in Accounting (1997)
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Awards and Honors
Recognized as a Pennsylvania "Outstanding Young Lawyer" and "Rising Star" as published in Philadelphia Magazine, June 2010
“The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – What Clients Need to Know,” accredited CLE Seminar
“How Secret Is Your Trade Secret,” accredited CLE Seminar
“Identifying and Preventing Securities Fraud,” National Business Institute Seminar
“Corporate Governance and Internal Controls: What Sarbanes-Oxley Means for Businesses – Key Issues Related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,” National Business Institute Seminar
“Safeguarding Proprietary Information in Pennsylvania – Legal Duties and Obligations for Businesses,” National Business Institute Seminar
"How Secret Is Your Trade Secret," ExecSense e-book Hot Topics from Litigation Lawyers, 2012