Emma represents clients in patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation matters in federal district courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). She uses her training as a scientist not only to dig into clients’ technologies, but to approach problems and develop solutions to protect clients’ most important inventions and defend against assertions of competitors' intellectual property.
As a litigator, Emma plays a key role in developing case strategy from the outset of matters and implementing that strategy all the way through to trial. She works to make legally and technologically complicated issues understandable both for her clients and the judges and juries hearing her cases. Emma also regularly handles day-to-day case management, with experience overseeing fact and expert discovery, drafting procedural and dispositive motions as a lead drafter, and arguing those motions in court. At trial, she has prepared both fact and expert witnesses for direct and cross examination and handled bench memorandum and trial motions.
Emma proudly maintains a robust pro bono practice, having represented clients in family law matters through the Women’s Bar Foundation, unemployment assistance appeals through the Volunteer Lawyers Project, immigration and disability litigation as co-counsel with the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, and veteran affairs appeals through the Veterans Consortium. She has also worked with the Innocence Project on amici briefs in criminal cases involving genotyping software evidence.
While in law school, Emma was a member of The George Washington Law Review and the Moot Court Board, competing in moot court at the national level. She also interned for the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has used that experience to assist with several of Wolf Greenfield’s appellate matters before the Federal Circuit.
Emma spent two summers at Wolf Greenfield as a summer associate and previously worked as an undergraduate researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as well as in MIT’s Department of Political Science.