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Emily helps clients adapt to complex international trade regulations and increased enforcement actions.

Emily focuses on export controls, economic sanctions, and government investigations. She advises clients on matters involving the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS); the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC); and various economic sanctions, administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Emily also provides clients with legal advice on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

In addition to the above, Emily assists clients in a wide array of industries on compliance matters, such as all phases of classification reviews and requests, licensing, voluntary self-disclosures, and international trade due diligence.

Earlier in her career, Emily represented clients under investigation by numerous government agencies, including U.S. Attorney Offices throughout the country; the FBI, DHS, SEC, and IRS; and many others. She draws on this experience to counsel and guide clients through internal and external investigations and enforcement actions, as well as to develop comprehensive compliance policies and training programs for clients.

Emily is known for providing user-friendly advice that clients can understand and act on: she cuts through legalese and explains complex technicalities so that regulations are easily grasped. With a reputation as responsive and proactive, Emily is always on hand to prevent future problems.




  • J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • magna cum laude
  • B.A., Miami University


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

*Emily works remotely and is licensed in Ohio, practicing in Brecksville, OH. Contact Emily via email or phone for in-person/virtual meetings. Use the Washington, DC office address for mail/deliveries (not licensed in District of Columbia).
  • Advised clients on export controls and economic sanctions implemented by the U.S. against Russia.
  • Advised clients on semi-conductor export controls.
  • Provided analysis regarding classification of goods under EAR and ITAR.
  • Advised clients on license requirements and procedures pursuant to the EAR.
  • Assisted and advised clients with recent semiconductor export controls and regulations.
  • Represented individual and corporate clients in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ohio Attorney General's Office, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office and other law enforcement organizations and government agencies in complex federal and state investigations.
  • Advised clients on issues related to economic sanctions, export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, public corruption, healthcare fraud, and customs laws and regulations.
  • Represented relators and defendants in False Claims Act litigation matters and related government investigations.
  • Conducted internal investigations in connection with government criminal and civil investigations.
  • Represented and advised clients in complex commercial litigation including claims for breach of contract, product liability and various labor and employment issues as well as counseling on matters related to government investigations.
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International Trade Law: 2023 Year in Review & Outlook for 2024

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International Trade Law: 2022 Year in Review & Outlook for 2023

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Outside the Office

Emily is an animal lover who’s fond of spending time with her two cats and her German Shepherd, Sammy. She also enjoys cooking, especially when it’s a new recipe she’s improvised herself.

When she has time away from the office, Emily and her husband love to travel and immerse themselves in foreign cultures. Favorite destinations have included Switzerland, Italy, Germany and most of all Croatia, where they spent their honeymoon.