Washington, D.C.

Noah Clements

Principal

Noah Clements is a litigator, specializing in business disputes and white-collar criminal defense. He has represented clients in connection with international fraud and corruption investigations, national-security-related employment litigation, complex transportation cases, and software-related intellectual-property matters. His thorough knowledge of technology, business, and criminal matters allows him to craft and execute complex trial strategy, even when the pace of litigation requires it to be done on-the-fly.

Litigation

Mr. Clements is a seasoned, insightful lawyer with a compelling track record of tackling tough cases. Mr. Clements represents clients in connection with litigation and disputes of various types in the state and federal courts. He has represented clients in commercial and civil litigation, including suits by investors and co-founders, as well as by and against current and former employees. He has litigated cases in the state and federal trial courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as in the D.C. and federal Courts of Appeals.

Mr. Clements also represents clients in investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice and the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. He is dedicated to protecting clients and minimizing the impact of ongoing litigation on their lives and businesses.

Mr. Clements's matters have involved conspiracy, international fraud and corruption, employment litigation with national security implications, recovery of embezzled funds, and software-related intellectual-property issues.

Mr. Clements is admitted to practice in Maryland, Florida, and Washington, D.C., and before the D.C. Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Represented a technology company accused of improper business practices and fraud by a former investor.
  • Represented a co-founder frozen out of a late-stage start-up by other co-founders.
  • Represented a technology company accused of freezing out a co-founder.
  • Represented criminal defendants accused of conspiracy, fraud, and other matters.
  • Represented a law firm in successfully recapturing embezzled funds from its former accountant.
  • Represented a co-founder whose business partner made personal use of partnership funds.
  • More information can be found in the firm's practice areas.

Clients

Mr. Clements has represented a wide variety of individuals and businesses, including large corporations, small software companies, and corporate officers. He has represented co-founders frozen out of late-stage start-ups as well as late-stage start-ups accused of freezing out co-founders. He has also represented early-stage employees and investors in business suits involving fraud, violations of U.S. securities laws, and breach of contract.

Education

Mr. Clements received a J.D. with honors from the Duke University School of Law. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Clements clerked for the Honorable Scott A. Brister, Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.

Industry Experience

Before entering law, Mr. Clements founded computer consulting companies in New York and North Carolina. He designed and developed large-scale reliable computer-software systems, specializing in financial portfolio-management software and bioinformatics tools. In that time, Mr. Clements did work for consulting companies and some of the nation's largest banks.

Mr. Clements practiced in the Washington, D.C., office of Sidley Austin LLP before starting his own firm. After practicing solo for a number of years, he formed Goldberg & Clements.

Professional Associations

Mr. Clements is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the D.C. Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association, the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, and the D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Community and Personal Activities

Mr. Clements does substantial work for those who are unable to afford legal counsel. In 2011, he earned the Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for his immigration work, and he is on the legal advisory board of the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, for which he has performed substantial pro bono work. In his spare time, Mr. Clements is an enthusiastic guitarist.