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Overview

Emily provides clients with proactive advice for their export strategies.

Emily came to the practice of law with a longstanding interest in international affairs and foreign policy. She took the opportunity to dive into trade matters at a previous firm, quickly coming to love the practice area and its pervasive connections to geopolitical events. With previous experience in complex commercial litigation and government investigations, Emily also appreciated the field’s emphasis on proactive strategies.

At Husch Blackwell, Emily focuses on export controls, economic sanctions and related government investigations. She advises clients in a wide array of industries on the specifics of trade regulations, analyzing the effects of rules and restrictions on businesses as they import and export goods and materials. Her experience includes assisting clients in obtaining export licenses, performing due diligence related to end users and interpreting the widespread sanctions introduced against Russia in 2022.

In addition, Emily aims to forecast future sanctions and potential export controls, counseling clients on rules likely to come into place based on the global political climate. She also represents clients in government investigations, drawing on previous experience representing clients under investigation by numerous government agencies, including U.S. Attorney Offices throughout the country; the FBI, DHS, SEC and IRS; and many others. 

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.

Services

Education

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

Admissions

  • 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).
Experience
  • 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.
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.

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