Emily focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. Her passion for intellectual property law stems from her multifaceted background in both engineering and the humanities and her skill at melding the technical with the creative.
Before joining Shook, Emily served as a federal judicial law clerk on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the District of Kansas. Her clerkship experience during the COVID-19 pandemic gave her unique insight into the mechanics of virtual and hybrid court proceedings and an on-the-ground understanding of the post-pandemic trial landscape, as she served as the clerk on the first virtual jury trial in the District of Kansas.
Emily received her J.D. summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the Michigan State Law Review and attended on a full merit scholarship. In law school, she was selected as the Florence King Scholar in Patent Law, which is awarded to one Michigan law student who demonstrates leadership capabilities in patent law and advancing the position of women in society. She also oversaw an ambitious law review symposium on law, language and technology that attracted top intellectual property scholars from around the country. Emily additionally holds two master’s degrees in history and liberal studies from Arizona State University.