Emily Goldberg Knox's practice focuses on complex civil litigation and appellate advocacy in state and federal courts. Her experience spans a range of areas, including products liability, public nuisance, antitrust, unfair business practices, fraud, class actions, terrorism, and transnational torts.
Emily has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and has handled many aspects of litigation, including consulting on viable claims; drafting pleadings, motions, and appellate briefs; and preparing fact witnesses. She also has experience with international arbitrations under ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) rules.
Emily maintains an active pro bono practice, representing indigent prisoners and individuals in civil rights cases. Most recently, she successfully represented a former prisoner in his appeal from the district court's dismissal of his civil rights lawsuit in the Seventh Circuit. She also represented a plaintiff in a civil rights lawsuit against the County of San Jose in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which resulted in a favorable settlement for the client following mediation.
Emily served as a law clerk to Judge Robert L. Wilkins of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and to Judge Beth Labson Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Prior to attending law school, she served as an open source intelligence analyst focusing on the Middle East and as a recruiter for U.S. government-funded legal reform and rule of law projects in various countries. Emily has a master's in international politics, with a focus on international security and terrorism.
- July 2020
Last days of judicial imperialism? (Daily Journal) – An article about the U.S. Supreme Court's grants of certiorari in two cases that could significantly rein in and clarify the scope of the Alien Tort Statute.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
The Slippery Slope of Material Support Prosecutions, 66 Hastings L.J. 295
October 31, 2014
Social Media Companies and Material Support, Just Security, http://justsecurity.org/16961/social-media-companies-material-support/.
Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day
August 30, 2018
What Clerks in the Northern District Wish You Knew, The Bar Association of San Francisco
March 9-10, 2015
Balancing Act: Curbing Terrorist Activity While Protecting Freedom of Speech, The Ethics of Algorithms, Centre for Internet & Human Rights
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. summa cum laude 2015; Order of the Coif; Valedictorian; Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Law Journal); American University (M.A. 2009; B.A. magna cum laude 2008; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Legal intern, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. (Summer 2014)
- Law Clerk to: Judge Robert L. Wilkins, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (2017-2018) and Judge Beth Labson Freeman, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (2016-2017)