Overview

Emily is an experienced advisor and litigator who advocates for clients in commercial negotiations, disputes, litigation, and arbitration across a broad range of industries. Attuned to clients’ unique business and personal goals, Emily collaborates with clients to deliver and execute an effective, efficient, custom-tailored strategy for every matter.

Emily’s extensive experience includes federal and state court cases, arbitrations, and negotiations encompassing many areas of law, including complex breach of contract; breach of fiduciary duty; regulatory investigations and subpoenas; investor matters and securities fraud; intellectual property and artistic rights; probate and estate litigation; employment disputes; and FINRA-arbitrated customer and broker dealer disputes. She represents clients across a range of industries, including financial services, biotech and life sciences, creative services and the arts, and construction and engineering.

Emily serves on the Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association, on the Steering Committee of the Metro NY chapter of Women in Bio,  and as vice chair of the board of directors of Neighbors Together, an anti-poverty organization in Brooklyn, New York.  Prior to attending law school, Emily worked in the book publishing industry and was the associate director of a New York not-for-profit organization.

Experience
Financial and Securities
  • Representing a company in an international arbitration arising from a securities financing deal
  • Representing lenders in commercial mortgage foreclosure action
  • Representing an individual investor in an arbitration alleging fraud by the corporate principals
  • Defending an energy technology company in an SEC fraud action
  • Defending a broker and a clearing firm against customer claims, including in FINRA arbitrations
  • Representing a financial institution in a regulatory inquiry related to mortgage-backed securities
  • Defending a hedge fund principal in a securities fraud action related to the fund’s collapse
Creative & Media
  • Representing artist’s estate in probate dispute
  • Defending fashion retailer against copyright infringement claims
  • Defending photographer against Lanham Act, right of privacy, and fraud claims
  • Providing contractual advice to an arts foundation
Life Sciences 
  • Representing pharmaceutical company in dispute with vendor providing services related to submission of New Drug Application
  • Representing biotech company in dispute over distribution and intellectual property rights for cosmetic and agricultural products
  • Defending pharmaceutical company in a securities fraud class action related to its promotional practices
Investigations & Regulatory Matters
  • Representing accountants and accounting firm in regulatory matters and investigations
Complex Contractual Disputes
  • Representing an engineering and construction company in contractual disputes related to indemnification and insurance
  • Representing a regional food producer and distributor in a contractual dispute with a technology vendor
  • Representing a construction company in disputes against the City of New York
Employment and Unfair Competition
  • Defending against broker dealer “raiding” and unfair competition claims
  • Representing a broker dealer in an arbitration involving breach of its operating agreement and employment agreements by former managers
  • Defending a company and its CEO in an employment discrimination and whistleblower case
  • Representing an engineering and archaeology firm in litigation arising from an employee maritime fatality
Publications
  • Co-author, "No Liability for Banks Under New York’s EIPA," Thompson Hine Business Litigation Update, November 25, 2013
  • “Obligations When Third Parties Control Data,” The New York Law Journal, October 7, 2013
  • Co-author, "Business Litigation Update: Zubulake Discovery Standards Adopted By New York State Courts, Thompson Hine Business Litigation Update, February 28, 2013
  • Co-author, "The Arbitration Fairness Act: Performing Surgery with a Hatchet Instead of a Scalpel?", Albany Law Review, 2010 to 2011
Distinctions
  • Selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2017
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • New York City Bar Association, Litigation Committee American Bar Association, member
  • Women in Bio, Metro NY chapter, Steering Committee

Community Activities

  • Neighbors Together, Vice Chair of Board of Directors
  • Fordham University Mentoring Program, mentor, 2013-2014
  • NYS Bar Association High School Mock Trial Attorney-Advisor, 2013-2014
  • NYCLU Young Professionals, 2008-2009
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