Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Jessica N. Clemente has been named a 2021 ATHENA International Young Professional Award finalist by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate.
Since 1982, the internationally recognized ATHENA Award program has honored more than 6,700 top women leaders in over 500 communities throughout the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
The ATHENA International Young Professional Award recognizes emerging female leaders in the 30 to 45-year-old range who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession and serve as a role model for young women both personally and professionally. The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Council plan to present the awards at the 35th annual ATHENA Awards celebration on April 22, 2021.
Clemente, a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group, has a special focus on intellectual property disputes. Her practice includes representing manufacturers and technology companies on a wide range of claims relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Clemente’s experience also includes all aspects of state and federal commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels, including matters relating to breach of contract, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, and unfair competition. She is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York College at Geneseo, and she earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School.
Harter Secrest & Emery’s litigation attorneys represent clients on a wide range of matters including municipal matters, high-stakes commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, insurance-coverage disputes, employment and ERISA litigation, privacy and data security matters, government investigations, professional liability claims, construction disputes, and securities litigation. Harter Secrest & Emery’s litigation practice received a top-tier ranking from Chambers USA, and seven of its litigators have been individually recognized by Chambers.