Emily is an associate with Miller Barondess, LLP.  She is a business litigator with experience representing clients in a variety of complex litigation matters in state and federal court, including entertainment, lender liability, bankruptcy, false advertising, and other business actions.  Emily also has a strong labor and employment practice and has helped both private and public employers resolve lawsuits involving allegations of discrimination and harassment, wage and hour issues, and collective bargaining agreement disputes—whether via litigation, arbitration, private mediation, or pre-litigation negotiations.

Representative Matters:

  • Represents a water treatment company in a Lanham Act false advertising lawsuit.
  • Represents the County of Los Angeles in a variety of matters, including labor and employment disputes.
  • Represents employer in complex FLSA action involving allegations about unpaid overtime.
  • Represents the former owner and CEO of a post-production company in a lawsuit against a New York hedge fund for destroying his company.
  • Represents a CEO in a dispute against her former employer.
  • Successfully defended employers in actions involving allegations of racial discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and other related claims.
  • Represented a private air travel club in a business dispute, securing the return of valuable aircraft.
  • Represented foreign company in U.S. grand jury investigation.
  • Represented entertainment production company in dispute involving tortious interference with contract.
  • Represented foreign telecommunications company as buyer in managing due-diligence in the context of a contentious proposed acquisition.
  • Provided pro bono representation to prisoners of conscience in Myanmar and Mauritania, including filing petitions with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.

Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Emily was a litigation associate at Dechert LLP.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School, where she was the Judicial Codes Counselor for Cornell University, General Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, and Vice Chancellor of International Competitions for the Moot Court Board.  She received her M.A. in Environmental Studies, with a focus on International Environmental Politics, from the University of Oregon, and her B.A. in Political Science cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Emily also completed two judicial externships, one with the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and one with the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Emily is the Co-Chair of the Girls on the Run Los Angeles Ambassadors, a committee that supports the work of Girls on the Run Los Angeles.  She is an avid runner and previously spent many years teaching yoga in New York City, Ithaca, and Eugene.

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