Emily is an experienced litigator who advises and advocates for businesses and individuals in commercial disputes. Her experience includes federal and state court litigation and arbitration in areas of law including complex breach of contract, business torts, and fraud across a broad range of industries. Emily also provides pre-litigation counseling to reduce risk and solve problems before litigation becomes inevitable.

Emily delivers a level of service that earns her clients' trust and achieves their unique business objectives. She focuses on being proactive and strategic to combat the complexity and uncertainty that are the hallmarks of litigation. Emily collaborates with clients to assess risk and maximize the opportunities for success, while providing clients with a clear view of every project through early case assessment, smart and efficient planning and management, and meaningful communication.

Her experience reaches many industries, including financial services, accounting, life sciences, art, fashion, and construction. She has represented clients in contract disputes and business tort claims, indemnification disputes, securities and shareholder litigation, and employment disputes. She also has experience with regulatory matters, criminal defense, and internal investigations.

Emily is the New York Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative and previously served as New York Chair of Thompson Hine’s Spotlight on Women, a firmwide initiative designed to foster an energetic and supportive atmosphere for women at the firm and within the larger business community.

Emily supports artists through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts pro bono program, is a member of the New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section, and served on the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association

Emily is an active member and former Vice Chair for Events of Women in Bio -- Metro New York chapter -- which supports the life sciences and biotech industries locally. She also served on the Board of Directors and is the past Chair of the Board of Neighbors Together, a social services center committed to ending hunger and poverty in some of the lowest-income areas in New York City.

Financial Services
  • Representing a bank in action to recover losses from fraud and breach of contract in connection with a merchant account used to process fraudulent credit card transactions
  • Representing an investment bank in action to recover fee for advising a nonprofit health care system in a merger
  • Defending a bank and an investment manager in bankruptcy litigation seeking to claw back redemptions from investments in Madoff Ponzi scheme
  • Defending a bank against claims for compensation for allegedly brokering lending opportunity
  • Representing a bank in litigation involving potential liability to 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 an internal investigation related to mortgage-backed securities
  • Defending a hedge fund principal in a securities fraud action related to the fund’s collapse
Art Law
  • Representing an artist’s estate in a probate dispute
  • Defending an art supplies manufacturer against a copyright infringement claim
  • Defending a fashion retailer against a copyright infringement claim
  • Representing the family of deceased artist to recover value of artwork damaged in storage
  • 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
Complex Contractual Disputes
  • Representing luxury retailer in promissory note dispute with former shareholder
  • Representing investment bank in dispute over calculation of transaction fee for advising on nonprofit hospital merger
  • 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
Investigations, Regulatory Matters, & White Collar
  • Representing individual accountant charged with wire fraud
  • Representing accounting firm in regulatory matters, investigations, and subpoenas
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
  • Selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2017
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • New York City Bar Association, member; Art Law Committee, 2018-2021; Litigation Committee, 2014-2017
  • New York State Bar Association, member, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section
  • American Bar Association, member, 2014-2017
  • Women in Bio, Metro NY chapter, former Vice Chair for Events and Steering Committee member

Community Activities

  • Neighbors Together, Board of Directors, 2014-2020; Chair, 2018-2020
  • Fordham University Mentoring Program, mentor, 2013-2014
  • NYS Bar Association High School Mock Trial Attorney-Advisor, 2013-2014
  • NYCLU Young Professionals, 2008-2009