Overview

Emily is an experienced litigator who advises and advocates for businesses and individuals in commercial disputes, litigation, and arbitration across a broad range of industries. Attuned to clients’ unique business and personal goals, Emily delivers a level of service that earns her clients' trust and achieves business objectives.

Emily's experience includes federal and state court litigation and arbitration in areas of law including complex breach of contract; breach of fiduciary duty; shareholder and securities litigation; bankruptcy; copyright and artistic rights; regulatory investigations and subpoenas; probate and estate litigation; employment disputes; and FINRA-arbitrated customer and broker dealer disputes. Emily's areas of focus include art law, securities and shareholder litigation, and life sciences.

Emily serves on the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and as Vice-Chair for events of the Metro NY chapter of Women in Bio. Emily is Chair of the board of directors of Neighbors Together, a soup kitchen and social services center committed to ending hunger and poverty in some of the lowest-income areas in New York City. 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 investors in a closely-held telecommunications company in a dispute among shareholders and management
  • Defending a bank in litigation with customers
  • Representing a company in an international arbitration arising from a securities financing deal
  • 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 an artist’s estate in probate dispute
  • Defending an art supplies manufacturer against copyright infringement claim
  • Defending a fashion retailer against copyright infringement claim
  • Defending a 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, & White Collar
  • Representing individual accountant charged with wire fraud
  • 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, 2014-2017
  • Women in Bio, Metro NY chapter, Steering Committee, Vice Chair for Events

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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