Overview

Emily advises local, national and international insurance industry stakeholders on resolving complex disputes in and out of court at the state and federal levels. She has supported clients in all phases of litigation, from pre-suit negotiations through trial. Her experience includes strategic analysis; drafting written discovery and facilitating document production; expert witness procurement and development; taking and defending depositions of fact, expert and corporate witnesses; briefing dispositive and other pre-trial motions; oral argument; mediation; and settlement negotiations.

Broad Litigation and Trial Experience

Emily also has significant experience representing clients in both product liability litigation and state and local tax litigation. In these complex and technical settings, she enjoys helping experts distill complicated opinions into relatable concepts that juries can easily digest. Emily has played a key role on multiple bellwether trial teams, preparing both experts and corporate representatives for trial.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana
Illinois

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Indiana International & Comparative Law Review (2015)

Purdue University
B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience, with distinction (2012)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Successfully obtained a military discharge upgrade and disability compensation through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for a survivor of military sexual trauma.
  • Represented through the asylum application process a refugee seeking asylum in the United States due to political persecution abroad.
  • Partnered with the ACLU of Illinois to draft an amicus brief challenging a patently discriminatory law.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois 

Honors

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-22
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society — Executive Board, 2013-14
  • Dean's Tutorial Society — Legal Research and Writing Fellow, 2013-14
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