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Emily A. Donaher



Emily Donaher utilizes her experience as in-house counsel to guide clients through corporate governance, formation, operations and compliance issues and securities matters.

Prior Experience

Most recently, Emily worked as corporate counsel and assistant corporate secretary for a Fortune 1000 company. In that capacity, she led proxy statement preparation and was responsible for Section 16 compliance, which included preparing SEC forms on behalf of the company, the board of directors, and executive officers. She has experience in executive compensation matters and has assisted in drafting and implementing equity plans and agreements. In that role, Emily worked closely with the board of directors and prepared materials for board meetings and the annual shareholder meeting.

Before working in-house, Emily served as an associate at a boutique law firm where she advised corporate entities including hedge funds and private equity firms and their portfolio companies


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

Minnesota State Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas


Qualified Civil/Employment Mediator

Qualified Family Mediator


Hennepin County District Court, Fourth Judicial District, Hon. Susan N. Burke, 2017-2018


University of North Dakota School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, North Dakota Law Review (editor-in-chief) (2017)

California State University-Fullerton
B.A. in Political Science (2010)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Using Drones to Reduce the Risk of Litigation in Construction, Energy, and Agriculture Industries, 96 N.D. L. REV. 1 (2021)
  • From the Sophisticated Undertakings of the Genovese Crime Family to the Everyday Criminal: The Loss of Congressional Intent in Modern Criminal RICO Application, 28 ST. THOMAS L. REV. 197 (2016)
  • Sex Offender Registration Laws for the Homeless: Safeguarding Society or Punishing Sexually Dangerous Individuals for Being Homeless?, 91 N.D. L. REV. 375 (2015)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Investigator, 4th District Ethics Committee; August 2021-present


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022-23
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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