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.
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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