Emily focuses on complex commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and financial services litigation.
Emily has substantial experience handling class litigation, primarily defending clients against consumer claims.
Emily is also experienced in representing large and small clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts handling a broad array of business litigation matters.
- Represents clients in class action litigation throughout the country, including defense of Fair Credit Reporting Act, Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act claims.
- Represents several sophisticated clients in a variety of real property litigation matters including commercial foreclosures, quiet title actions, land use, and easement disputes.
- Acts as escalation counsel for large banking institution handling a variety of issues concerning mortgage servicing litigation and other high exposure issues, including high risk sanctions and contempt matters.
- Represents hundreds of clients in state and federal appeals on a variety of issues in briefing and oral argument.
- Represents several large banking institutions in state and federal court, including defense of statutory and UCC claims.
- Represents named charitable beneficiary foundation of a trust in Florida lawsuits by Delaware Attorney General seeking to invalidate a prior judgment modifying the charitable trust.
- Represents Class I railroad in a variety of complex litigation matters, including real estate litigation and contract disputes.
- Represents clients in significant matters related to Florida public records disputes.
Wake Forest University School of LawJD
magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Member, Wake Forest Law Review, Executive Articles Editor, Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal2011
Georgia Institute of TechnologyBSChemical and Biomolecular Engineering
with Highest Honors2007
Board, JDRF of North Florida, 2017-2023
Board of Trustees, San Jose Episcopal Day School, 2019-2023
Associate, Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Jacksonville, 2015
- Panelist, Adapting, Preparing and Succeeding in Virtual Litigation in a COVID-19 World, December 17, 2020
- Speaker, "Great Places to Visit – Don’t Stay to Litigate: Legal Developments in Hawaii and Florida", Legal Issues and Trends in Mortgage Servicing and Origination, McGuireWoods CLE, February 8, 2018
- Speaker, "Florida – Through the Looking Glass", Current Legal Issues and Trends in Mortgage Origination and Servicing, Mortgage Servicing In-House Counsel Forum, February 4, 2016
- Speaker, "Florida – The Land of (Unfortunate) Possibilities", Current Legal Issues and Trends in Mortgage Origination and Servicing, January 22, 2015
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
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Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial litigation, Litigation – Real Estate, 2021-2024
Named to “Florida Rising Stars,” Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2021
- Author, En Banc 11th Circuit Joins Sister Circuits, Deeming One Text Message Enough for TCPA Standing, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, July 28, 2023
- Author, Pro-Business Amendments to Florida’s ‘Mini-TCPA’ Now in Effect, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, May 26, 2023
- Author, Florida Enacts Mini-TCPA, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, July 7, 2021
- Author, Treasury Department Recommends Broad Reforms to CFPB, Subject to Inquiry, July 6, 2017
- Author, Florida Court Finds HUD Face-to-Face Requirements a Condition Precedent to Foreclosure, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, December 5, 2016
- Author, Florida Supreme Court: Each Subsequent Default Restarts the Clock in Foreclosure Cases, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, November 3, 2016
- Author, CFPB Expands Access to Consumer Complaints, Subject to Inquiry, July 1, 2015
- Author, CFPB Continues Focus on Mortgage Lender Advertising, Subject to Inquiry, April 16, 2015
- Co-author, "University Rating System for Sustainability", Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 2012