Michael Clemente is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice.

Before joining Latham, Mr. Clemente served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge David F. Hamilton of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Mr. Clemente graduated from Yale Law School, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • JD, Yale Law School, 2016
  • BA, University of Notre Dame, 2009
    magna cum laude
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October 12, 2023 Recognition

DC Pro Bono Week Profiles: Latham & Watkins Pro Bono Team

Washington, D.C. partners Adam Greenfield, Eugene Elrod, and associate Michael Clemente were recognized for securing a systemic victory for veterans in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of Vietnam War combat veteran Robert Doyon.

June 13, 2023 Recognition

An Early Batch of Litigator of the Week Shout Outs

Beth Deeley, BJ Trach, and Roman Martinez were recognized by The American Lawyer in an early batch of Litigator of the Week Shout Outs after notching a major appellate victory for Gap Inc. in the high-profile Ninth Circuit appeal of a shareholder derivative lawsuit.