Brett F. Clements is a member of the Product Liability Group. He has defended clients on an array of matters, including catastrophic losses, consumer class actions, and in high-profile multidistrict litigation. Brett also has experience in all facets of eDiscovery, including document collections, negotiation of ESI protocols, review strategy, and in the oversight of productions. Recognizing the interplay between the future of litigation and new technology, Brett closely follows developments in both product liability law and eDiscovery, focusing on the scientific and technical aspects of these fast-paced areas of law.

Before joining Schiff Hardin, Brett was a litigation associate in the New York office of an international law firm.

  • Experience

    • Drafted a successful motion to change venue to a location more favorable to client interests in an automotive product liability case.
    • Managed large-scale eDiscovery project for more than a year for an automotive client in significant MDL, focusing both on compliance with discovery obligations and cost-control for client.
    • Deposed municipal bus dispatch supervisor whose testimony directly contradicted the bus driver’s prior testimony to improve client’s settlement posture.
    • Drafted a Rule 12 motion to dismiss in case removed to federal court where original state court complaint did not meet federal pleading standards.
  • Credentials


    • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2013
      Fordham Urban Law Journal, Member
      Fordham Moot Court Board, Member
    • Georgetown University, B.A., English and Government, 2007

    Bar Admissions

    • District of Columbia
    • New Jersey
    • New York
      • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
      • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
        • Insights


          Recent Developments in Toxic Tort & Environmental Law

          American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal

          Blog Post

          2017 Removal Roundup: How Can Defendants Get Into Federal Court?

          Schiff Hardin Product Liability & Mass Torts Blog

          Blog Post

          What Does Made in the USA Actually Mean?

          Schiff Hardin Product Liability & Mass Torts Blog

        • Citizenship

          Pro Bono Activities

          • New York City Bar Consumer Bankruptcy Project, Pro Bono Volunteer (2014-16)