Emily Baker defends companies in complex product liability and mass tort lawsuits in state and federal courts and has served as trial counsel in more than a dozen high-profile cases tried to verdict, including one recently named a "Top Defense Verdict" in California by the Daily Journal.
Emily has represented manufacturers in a range of industries in large-scale, multidistrict, and class action litigation, as well as individual personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. She has coordinated strategy within joint defense groups and has worked with experts in numerous medical and scientific fields, engineers specializing in accident reconstruction, and damages experts. Since the decertification of a statewide class action, Emily has been part of the national coordinating counsel team representing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in thousands of product liability lawsuits brought by individual plaintiffs in courts across Florida.
Emily co-chairs the Atlanta Office's Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement Committee. She also serves on the Emory Law School Alumni Board, is a Master in the Lamar Inn of Court, and serves on the board of directors for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.
R.J. Reynolds wins complete defense verdict in Massachusetts wrongful death lawsuit
On March 27, 2019, following nearly four weeks of trial, a jury in state court in Dedham, Massachusetts returned a defense verdict in favor of Jones Day client, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, in a wrongful death case.
R. J. Reynolds obtains order dismissing 1,250 "Engle progeny" lawsuits and sanctioning plaintiffs' attorneys
Jones Day represents defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in many "Engle progeny" cases, including all the ones pending in federal court."
R.J. Reynolds wins Bay Area jury verdict in Pooshs trial
On February 8, 2016, following three weeks of trial and nearly 12 years of litigation, a federal jury in Oakland, California took less than 90 minutes to return a defense verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action.
R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Hecht ''Engle progeny'' lawsuit
On February 10, 2015, following six days of trial, a jury in Jacksonville, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action.
R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Starbuck ''Engle progeny'' lawsuit
On December 16, 2014, following two weeks of trial, a jury in Jacksonville, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action.
R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in federal Meeker ''Engle progeny'' lawsuit
On January 13, 2014, following five days of trial and approximately five hours of deliberation, a jury in Tampa, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action finding that the smoker was not an Engle class member.
R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in latest federal "Engle progeny" lawsuit
Jones Day successfully represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in the latest "Engle progeny" lawsuit tried to verdict in Florida federal court.
R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in first federal "Engle progeny" lawsuit
Jones Day successfully represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in the first "Engle progeny" lawsuit tried to verdict in federal court.
Brown & Williamson obtains dismissal with prejudice following grant of bifurcated trial on limitations defense
Jones Day obtained a dismissal with prejudice from plaintiff shortly before trial for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation in a long running product liability case pending in the Central District of California.
Sherwin-Williams prevails in landmark public nuisance suit over lead pigment before Rhode Island Supreme Court
The Rhode Island Supreme Court overturned a jury verdict against Jones Day client, The Sherwin-Williams Company, and other former lead pigment manufacturers, stating that the trial court should have dismissed the public nuisance claim at the outset.
CenterPoint defends against CERCLA contribution claims related to Florida manufactured gas plant
Jones Day defended CenterPoint Energy Resources Corporation ("CenterPoint") against a CERCLA claim for contribution to the costs of cleaning up a former manufactured gas plant in St. Augustine, Florida.
Inchcape Shipping obtains motion to dismiss breach of contract and conspiracy suit
Jones Day represented Inchcape Shipping Services, Ltd. and successfully obtained a motion to dismiss a breach of contract and conspiracy matter pending in federal district court.
Frye’d by Admissibility Standards: Does the Standard of Admissibility in State Court Make Any Difference in Practice, Practice Perspectives: Product Liability & Tort Litigation
Sometimes a Good Defense Is the Best Offense: A Summary of Certain Useful Product Liability, Practice Perspectives: Product Liability & Tort Litigation
- 2009Georgia Trade Secrets Law, coauthor, Book Chapter in Defense Research Institute's 50 State Compendium on Trade Secret Law
- March 4, 2009Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act: Changing the Product Safety Landscape
- November 13, 2008E-Discovery: A 'How To' For Products Liability Lawyers, ABA Women in Products Liability CLE Workshop
- March 6, 2008The Class Action Fairness Act and Its Effect on Class Action and Mass Tort Litigation
- Emory University (J.D. with honors 2001; B.A. magna cum laude 1998)
- Georgia and Florida
Daily Journal, "Top Defense Verdict Award" (2017)
Law360, "Rising Star" in product liability (2015)
Winner, Georgia "General Litigation Department of the Year," The Daily Report, April 25, 2013
- Law Clerk to then-Chief Judge Orinda D. Evans, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia (2002-2003)