MCCA Names Ian S. Clement, Senior Associate of Wong Fleming P.C., on 2015 List of Rising Star Attorneys

IClementClement one of 15 Lawyers Profiled in the 2015 March/April Issue of Diversity & The Bar Magazine

Washington, D.C. – Today the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced that it named Ian S. Clement, Senior Associate at Wong Fleming P.C., a MCCA 2015 Rising Star. This distinction is given to stellar attorneys whose accomplishments and dedication to the legal field and to their respective communities place them among those attorneys to watch. MCCA chose a total 15 Rising Star attorneys out of a large nomination pool from across the country and practice areas.

Currently serving as Senior Associate at Wong Fleming P.C., Clement manages a team of attorneys and paralegals representing several of the firm’s Fortune 500 clients in complex litigation. Prior to joining Wong Fleming, Clement served as an undercover narcotics officer with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division. He also served as a deputy attorney general with the Casino Prosecutions Bureau in Atlantic City, where he prosecuted financial crimes and gambling offenses. Clement is associate editor for “Litigation News,” a publication of the American Bar Association, and when he isn’t working, he mentors African-American boys in the Philadelphia area as a youth basketball and baseball coach.

“I am thrilled to name Ian Clement one of MCCA’s Rising Stars this year. Ian’s instinctive attorney skills gained from his experience fighting narcotics, financial crimes and gambling offenses, combined with his dedication to mentoring young African-Americans, made naming him an easy choice,” said MCCA President and CEO Joseph K. West.

“I am honored to be named a MCCA 2015 Rising Star. I try to live by finding those things in life whether at work or outside that leave you inspired,” said Clement. “I feel fortunate to be able to carry out fulfilling work.”

MCCA congratulates the 2015 Rising Stars and celebrates the diversity of their race and ethnicities, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences, as well their practice areas and career paths. Nominees included attorneys who have a minimum of five years of experience in the legal profession, show outstanding achievement in their profession, and do pro bono or community service work.  A profile of Ian S. Clement, as well as all of the MCCA 2015 Rising Stars, is featured in the 2015 March/April issue Diversity & the Bar magazine.

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession. MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of “diversity.” Therefore, its research addresses issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences which impact the legal profession’s workforce.