Janis E. Clements

Janis E. Clements

Of Counsel

Janis E. 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 20 years of experience practicing law and has a strong trial background. She 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, REC markets, 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. Janis is also a Transitional eDiscovery Attorney with our firm’s interdisciplinary eDiscovery & eRetention team of lawyers. She counsels clients and develops custom-tailored programs of best practices with regards to electronic document retention and security, and electronic discovery.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Vice President, Prairie Fire, LLC, Government and Regulatory Affairs, 2012-2015
  • Outside Counsel, IBM, 2002-2009
  • Board Chairman and General Counsel, Texagen, Inc., 1998-2003
  • Assistant General Counsel, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, 2009-2011
  • Trial Attorney, Texas Attorney General's Office, TXDOT Division, 1991-1994
  • Intern, Texas Supreme Court, 1990-1991

Recognition & Leadership

  • Barrister Member, The Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
  • Member, Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
    • Bench Bar Planning Committee
    • Advisory Committee, Inaugural Women Lawyers of the Eastern District of Texas (WLED)
  • Member, Texas State Bar
    • Intellectual Property Section
      • Trade Secrets Committee
      • Patent Committee
    • Oil, Gas & Energy Section
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Women Lawyers of the Eastern District of Texas
  • Member, Austin Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    • Chair, Legislative and Bylaws Committee
    • Amicus Committee

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 1991
  • M.A., Biology, with high honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997
  • B.S., Texas Christian University, 1986
Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office