AUSTIN – Oct. 12, 2021 – Janis E. Clements, an Intellectual Property (IP) & Technology Practice of counsel in the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will moderate a panel at the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. CDT.
Clements will moderate the Women Lawyers of Eastern District panel “Diversity in IP & the Practice of Law.” The panel will cover ways to improve diversity in IP, why it must be accompanied by equity and inclusion, and the past and present views regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion from the bench, corporate practices, law schools, and private practices. Panelists include Magistrate Judge Kimberly C. Priest Johnson, USDC Eastern District of Texas (EDTX); Julie Katz, Linn Inn Alliance Board of Director Member; Dean Felicia Epps, University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law; and Britnee Reamy, senior counsel, Texas Instruments.
The conference is the “go-to annual gathering” for judges and lawyers to discuss a broad range of cutting-edge legal topics, according to the EDTX Bench Bar website. Clements also serves on the Bench Bar planning committee and the advisory committee for the association’s Inaugural Women Lawyers of the Eastern District of Texas. She is membership chair of the Judge Paul Brown Inn of Court in EDTX, a proud sponsor of the WLED program.
Clements focuses her practice on patent litigation, intellectual property licensing, commercial litigation, antitrust, complex business litigation, and energy and natural resources law. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing law and has a strong trial background in federal and state courts. Clements is also experienced in managing legal and regulatory issues for energy companies with respect to commercial and technical operations, specifically analyzing environmental issues and policies, renewable energy certificates (REC) markets, renewable portfolio standards (RPS) policies, net metering policies, permitting requirements, grant opportunities, tax credits, and other financial incentives for renewable energy projects, and issues related to carbon offsets throughout the United States.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. Through its Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan, the firm has committed $5 million over five years to help combat systemic racism and support impoverished communities. In addition, the firm’s efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus, administered by The Diversity Lab, and by local, national, and global publications and organizations including Chambers and Partners. Web: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: With more than 200 intellectual property attorneys and patent agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Trademark Law and a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law and Litigation, Copyright Law, and Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2020 “Best Law Firms."
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig, LLP and part of its history. With approximately 130 Texas lawyers in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Greenberg Traurig has deep roots in the Texas business, legal, and governmental communities. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to address their interdisciplinary legal needs across the state utilizing the firm’s global platform. The Texas attorneys are experienced in industries key to the state’s future, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, health care, hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transportation, and video games and esports.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,300 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 25 on the Am Law Global 200. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus. Web: www.gtlaw.com