Emily focuses her practice on business litigation, where she handles matters at all stages from initial client counseling to preparation for appeal. Her work includes defending companies in litigation involving business contracts, consumer credits disputes and employment-related issues, including harassment/discrimination claims and class action wage-and-hour matters. Emily’s practice also includes client counseling in electronic contracting. Emily represents clients nationally, including in California and New York.
Before joining Shook, Emily was a law clerk for the Hon. Gary D. Witt, Judge for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.
Emily was a member of the UMKC Law Review and an articles editor for The Urban Lawyer. During law school, she was a judicial intern for both Judge Witt and for the Hon. Cynthia L. Martin of the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District. She also interned for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and was a law clerk in private practice.
The New Rape: Proposal of Comprehensive Rape Reform to Increase Convictions in Cases of Acquaintance Rape, UMKC Law Review (2016).
Media Framing of Congressional Republicans During the Government Shutdown in 2013, Lucerna (2014)