Emily Strickler Voorheis


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  • Michigan State University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Dean's List, Executive Editor, Michigan State Law Review, 2014
  • Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business, MBA, 2014
  • James Madison University, BS, Public Policy and Administration, cum laude, Dean's List, 2010
  • Virginia

Emily practices in the firm’s corporate department with a focus on intellectual property matters. Emily counsels clients regarding their trademark and copyright needs. She advises clients on intellectual property portfolio management, including trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement.  She counsels clients in intellectual property due diligence issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, bankruptcies and securitizations. She also advises clients on advertising and marketing matters, including sweepstakes and promotions.

She also practices in the area of data privacy and security. In this capacity, she has counseled clients regarding data privacy and security laws and regulations, compliance with breach notification laws and terms of use and privacy policies for websites. Emily serves as an editor of the Password Protected blog, which discusses timely data privacy and security news and trends. A full MBA accompanies her law degree. She holds the CIPP/US certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Before joining McGuireWoods, Emily served as a law clerk for a Virginia law firm. She also clerked for the general counsel to an American automobile manufacturer in Michigan, where she addressed legal matters involving patents, employment law, advertising, non-bank financial institutions, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

Emily earned her juris doctor and her master of business administration degree simultaneously from Michigan State University. There, she served as executive editor of the Michigan State Law Review, as well as vice president of the Women’s Law Caucus, and she earned the Jurisprudence Achievement Award for research, writing and advocacy.

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Emily Strickler
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Speaker, "Data Privacy: Current State Law Developments," 13th Annual Nonprofit Seminar – Staying Current and Avoiding Trouble: What Nonprofits Need to Know, October 14, 2015
10 Million Affected by Sophisticated Cyberattack, Password Protected, September 22, 2015