The Law Offices Of Christelle G. Clement 917-805-1158

Attorney Profile

Christelle Clement

cgc@cclementlaw.com

Ms. Clement received her law degree in 1995 and started her legal career in Milan at one of the leading Italian law firms, Bonelli e Associati (now Bonelli Erede Pappalardo). She then joined the international department of the Brussels-based law firm Kocks & Partners and was admitted to the Brussels bar in 1996. She was admitted to the New York bar in 2001 and worked for the New York firm Re Parser & Partners until 2005. She founded the Law Offices of Christelle Clement in 2005 to provide reliable and cost-effective legal advice to an international clientele. Ms. Clement is fluent in English, French and Italian and conversant in Dutch and Spanish.

Representative Court Matters

  • Litigation: defended record company defendants in copyright infringement action; obtained summary judgment and Second Circuit affirmance on main claims.
  • Litigation: won transfer of domain name in WIPO arbitration based on cybersquatting.
  • Litigation: defended foreign shipping company against order of maritime attachment and successfully obtained release of attached funds.
  • Litigation: defended foreign company against RICO claims and obtained interim order authorizing emergency sale of goods in China and summary judgment dismissing RICO claims
  • Litigation: obtained temporary restraining order in favor of employer seeking to enforce non-compete provision in employment agreement
  • Immigration: represented aliens in removal proceedings before Immigration Court and obtained termination of removal proceedings
  • Immigration: pro bono representation of minor children in removal proceedings before Immigration Court

Bar Admissions

  • Brussels Bar (1996)
  • New York State Bar (2001)
  • Southern District of New York (2006)
  • Northern District of New York (2008)
  • Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2010)

Education

  • University of Louvain, Belgium (Lic. Jur. 1995)
  • St John’s University School of Law (2000)

Membership

  • AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association)
  • Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce

Publications

  • Le mandat durable et le mandat de protection future: vingt ans d’application dans l’Etat de New York », Droit Privé du Patrimoine, 2009 N.2, Gazette du Palais.
  • Les contrats nuptiaux à New York » in « Les accords préparatoires de divorce : aspects comparatifs et internationaux », publication date : April 2011, Lexis-Nexis

Interviews

  • Interview by « Les clés de l’Amérique: Incontournables: les visas; l’installation permanente », 2008-2009
  • Interview by Kanaal Z, «Handelsroute: New York», September 2009
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